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GEORGE MILNE TO Malloch and Wihry 


Kmattii Parrel i* New Business 


Recent announcement of elections 
to the 1936 Index board by W. Gordon 
W ha ley, present editor-in-chief, show 
George M. Milne elected editor-in- 
cbief. Assisting him in the role of 
associate editor will be Walter C. 
C.uralnick. The literary department 
will be headed by William H. Moss, 
while Louis A. Breault Jr. is to be 
the editor of the statistics department 
and L. Everett Roberts will be in 
charge of the art department. 

George Milne is a member of the 
class of 1937. He is a member of the 
Christian association and Kappa Epsi- 
lon fraternity. He is majoring in 
distributed sciences. Walter Gural- 
nick is the managing editor of the 
Collegian, a member of the freshman 
baseball team and the Alpha Epsilon 
Fi fraternity. He is an English major. 
A member of the band, sports 
editor of the Collegian and president 
of the Tress Club, Louis A. Breault 
will be chief of the statistics depart- 
ment. He is also a member of Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity and a language 
and literature major. Henry Moss is 
majoring in English and is a member 
of Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The art 
editor, Lee Roberts, is majoring in 
landscape architecture and his fra- 
ternity is Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Two major changes have been made 
in the policy of this year's Index board. 
The photography department has been 
discontinued and their duties have 
been taken over by the business board. 
Also affecting the business board is 
the change in the position of the 
business manager. Previously he has 
Iteen head of the business board and 
independent of the editor-in-chief. In 
the future, he will be considered as a 
member of the board and will be 
directly responsible to the editor-in- 

Howard C. Parker, business mana- 
ger, has announced the appointment 
of the new business board. Kenneth 
T. Farrell will be business manager, 
and Raymond Wyman will be assist- 
ant manager. Both are members of 
Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and 
are physical and biological science 

Get S. A. R. Medals 

Monday afternoon the cadets of the 
R.O.T.C. passed in final review before 
Colonel Charles A. Romeyn and his 
staff. The review marked the last 
appearance of twenty-two cadet offi- 
cers, who were presented certificates 
by President Hugh P. Baker, and two 
military officers who end their duties 
at the college and will next season be 
stationed in Philadelphia and Vir- 

A colorful part of the ceremony was 
the presentation of two medals given 
by the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion to the two outstanding senior 
cadets. Cadet Colonel Benjamin J. 
Wihry and Cadet Major Ronald C. 
Malloch received these medals from 
Dr. F. H. Smith of Amherst repre- 
senting the society. 

Seniors receiving certificates who 
will later be commissioned as second 
lieutenants in the Officers' Reserve 
are as follows: Robert J. Allen, 
Walter E. Brayden, William C. Brown, 
Albert F. Burgess Jr,. Curtis M. Clark, 
George S. Congdon, Frederick L. 
Corcoran, Victor S. Guzowski, Wen- 
dell R. Hovey, Albert B. Landis, 
Lucien B. Lillie, Everett S. Mac- 
Queston, Ronald C. Malloch, James 
F. Moran, John J. Moulton, William 
R. Muller, Henry F. Riseman, Ralph 
W. Schreiter, Glenn F. Shaw, John 
P. Veerling, Benjamin J. Wihry and 
Luther L. Willard. 

College Given 
Federal Money 

Speakers Announced AMY DEARDEN '35 



Continued from Page 1 
The Nativity are the work of one man. 
And hen-pecked. 

Q. Are the floats historically au- 

A. To the best of our knowledge. 
They were called pageants. 
Q. Why Corpus Christi Day? 
A. These plays were usually pre- 
sented as part of a festival (dating 
from 1311) in the eighth week after 
Q. Did women take part? 
A. Probably not, although there is 
one stage direction in the Chester 
Cycle which, as usually interpreted, 
would indicate that they did. Our 
costuming has been intended to sug- 
gest male actors. 
Q. Is the music in period? 
A. Very nearly. Mr. Stratton has 
helped us with that. Sumer is icumen 
in certainly antedates our production 
date and is one of the earliest har- 
monic pieces extant. 

Q. Would people be buying ballads 
in 1400? 

A. Quite possibly not. Yet Chaucer 
was writing for English readers and 
we know that the guild actors were 
supplied with copies of their parts. 

Q. Some of the lines sound sus- 
piciously modern. Like "Eve, old 

A. The original of that particular 
line is: "Eue, my felow, how thynk 
the this?". 

Q. May not some people feel that 
this play is sacreligious? 

A. Yes, indeed. Any one whose 
feelings were upset by Green Pastures 
should be warned to stay away. But 
the sacred and the secular are every- 
where mingled in life and often in art. 
And there is nothing more incongru- 
ous in the naive representation of 
these plays than in many paintings of 
the Holy Family or in parts of the 
Bible itself. The mediaeval audience 
undoubtedly made the transition from 
sacred to secular and back again with- 
out undue discomfort, and I surmise 
that our modern audience isn't really 
so different as it may like to think. 

Q. This presentation in the Arena 
must be whooly without precedent, I 

A. Not at all. The Roister Doisters 
gave an Elizabethan production of a 
Shakespeare comedy down there a 
few years ago. The cooperation of the 
people at the College Farm is, of 
course, a very great factor, and we 
According to Prof. Guitermo Hall, are deeply indebted to Mr. Parsons 
head of the C.B.A.'s Social Science | and his associates. Actually there are 

Emil Koenig Elected 
Interf raternity Head 

At the annual Interfraternity Coun- 
cil banquet, held last Thursday eve- 
ning, the new members for the next 
two years were introduced to the 
problems which will confront fraterni- 
ties during the 1935-36 school year. 
Speakers during the evening were 
President Baker, Dean Machmer and 
Coach Melvin Taube, each of whom 
expressed the need for greater co- 
operation among the fraternities. After 
the regular speaking program, an 
informal meeting was held at which 
Emil Koenig was elected to succeed 
Julian Griffin as president of the 
council and Harold Midgley was 
elected to succeed Edward Nassif as 
vice-president. The election of a new 
secretary was postponed until next 
fall and in the meantime, Walter 
Wainio '36 will continue to serve in 
that capacity. 

The new members of the Interfra- 
ternity Council include: Kappa Epsi- 
lon, Eliot Ntwtomb; Theta Chi, 
Kenyon Taylor; Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
Albert Dodge; Alpha Sigma Phi. 
David Peterson; Phi Lambda Tau, 
Edward Bernstein; Alpha Gamma 
Rho, Raymond Wyman; Kappa Sig- 
ma, Clifford Symancyk; Phi Sigma 
Kappa, Harry Rlaisdell; Alpha Epsi- 
lon Phi, Alfred Novick; Q.T.V., 
Harvey Turner; Lambda Chi Alpha, 
Kenwood Ross. 

With an appropriation of $990,385 
for general maintenance and $33,600 
additional for special projects, the 
budget of Massachusetts State College 
for 1935 was recently virtually complete 
for the coming year. No appropriations 
were made for the requested women's 
dormitory or for the completion of the 
bacteriology laboratory for the use of 
the physics department, although it is 
understood that these projects, as 
well as a project for remodelling the 
old library, are still included as 
possible Federal projects. 

Of the general maintenance fund, 
$4,000 is specifically set aside for the 
inauguration of new research in horti- 
culture at the Waltham Field Station. 
It is hoped to provide some new 
positions in the teaching force out of 
the small increase that will be avail- 
able after the deductions are made for 
the restoration of salary schedules, 
which account for about $50,000. 

This year's appropriation is $66,468 
greater than the appropriation for 
1934. Most of the increase, however, 
is to provide for the restoration of 
salary schedules. Original budget re- 
quests were for $1,030,782, a sum 
$40,397 more than was actually appro- 

The following special appropria- 
tions for 1935 were made: 

Seventy-five hundred dollars was 
appropriated to complete the con- 
struction and equipping of the in- 
firmary. Last year,* President Hugh 
P. Baker stated in his report to the 
Board of Trustees: "When it is 
appreciated that we have twelve beds 
to take care of twelve hundred students 
it can be seen that our facilities for 
maintaining satisfactory health are 
wholly inadequate." The administra- 
tion attempted to remedy the situa- 
tion by moving the unused Horticul- 
tural Barn to a position near the other 
two buildings which constituted the 
old infirmary. Renovating the barn 
will take care of forty additional beds. 
Because of the poor condition of 
much of the main campus roadway, 
the Trustees asked for $10,000 to 
macademize 2000 feet of roadway 
from the north entrance of the campus 
to the dairy building; this entire 
sum was appropriated. Though part 
of this road was rebuilt in 1929, the 
remainder needs macademizing to 
withstand heavy use. 

One-half of the $10,000 asked for 

For 1935-36 Vespers 

Professor William Lyon Phelps of 
Yale University and Reverend Arthur 
Lee Kinsolving of Trinity Church, 
Huston, are speakers scheduled for 
Vesper services next fall. 

Rev. Mr. Kinsolving who will speak 
on the first Sunday following the open- 
ing of college in September, was for 
eight years pastor of Grace Episcopal 
Church in Amherst before he trans- 
ferred to Trinity Church in Boston. 
A Rhodes Scholar of the University of 
Virginia, he carries on the high repu- 
tation of Trinity Church so well 
established by the famous preacher 
Phillips Brooks. 

Professor Phelps of Yale, author 
and critic, and distinguished scholar, 
will speak some time in November. 


Handbooks for the class of 1939 are 
nearing completion and will be going 
to press soon. The '39-ers will be 
more fortunate than the '38-ers or 
any of the other classes in the past 
few years, since the handbooks next 
year will be cloth covered and bound, 
with several new features included in 

The entering freshmen will receive 
their handbooks through the mail from 
the Religious Council about Septem- 
ber 1, 1935. The book will contain a 
campus Who's Who and index of 
college vernacular, greeting from the 
Dean, as well as the President, an 
article on campus courtesy, a campus 
directory and an addition to the 
number of songs. Besides these ad- 
ditions there will be a revision in the 
order of the appearance of the articles. 
They will be arranged in the order of 
the occurence of the events. 

department at Boston University, 
the country needs not a good 6c 
cigar but teachers who are easier 
to look at. He recommends the dis- 
missal of teachers "who lack both 

a good many of our staff who have 
lent a hand to this project. 

Q. Are the seats in the Arena com- 

A. Not very. You must try to 

beauty and personality" and the remember that you are really in 
placing of instructors "who can lead Wakefield, England, about the year 
and not drive." 1400. 

was appropriated to complete the 
installation of 8-inch water mains on 
campus, a project which was begun 
in 1932. 

Thirty-six hundred dollars was ap- 
propriated for the reconstruction and 
smoothing over of the bumps in the 
Drill Hall floor. The foundation has 
rotted away so that the floor is loose, 
making a dangerous condition in the 
building which is in almost constant 
use as a women's gymnasium. 

For two years the legislature has 
provided a fund for the aid of the 
worthy and needy students at the 
college. For this purpose, $5000 was 
allotted. The money is used solely 
for the employment of students and 
has been a very great aid to many, 
making possible the continuation of 
their college work which otherwise 
might not have been possible. 

Twenty-five hundred dollars was 
appropriated to provide for emergency 
situations in the harvesting of crops 
and in productive enterprises where 
increase in receipts justify additional 



Continued from Page 1 
last year by Cadet Muller, was pre- 
sented to Cadet Richard Kennett. 
The Stowell cup, given annually to 
that junior cadet who has shown the 
most improvement in horsemanship 
during the academic year, was awarded 
to Cadet Francis Lord, and the award 
for the first time of a trophy to that 
member of the junior class who is 
most skillful with the rifle and pistol 
was made to Cadet Edward V. Law. 
Miss Janet Sargent, of the senior 
class, was the winner of the Thompson 
Trophy for excellence in co-ed horse- 
manship, and the Misses Winsor. 
Martin, and Lowry won second, third, 
and fourth places respectively. Miss 



Continued from Page 1 

Va., in June where he will undoubtedly 
command a troop of cavalry. Both 
Colonel Romeyn and Captain Hughes 
are leaving behind them a host of 

Colonel Rouieyn will be succeeded 
by Major Horace T. Aplington of the 
Seventh Cavalry who will come here 
from Ft. Bliss, Texas. Major Apling- 
ton was born in New York, in 1887. 
He received an A.B. degree from 
Columbia University in 1907 and was 
graduated from the Cavalry School in 
1923. A year later he was placed on 
the general staff of the college. 

Captain Leo B. Connor of the 
Seventh Cavalry will succeed Captain 
Dwight Hughes. Captain Connor is 
a native of Iowa and was born in 1894. 
He is a graduate of the United States 
Military Academy in the class of 
1917, and has also been graduated 
from the Cavalry School in 1927, and 
the Infantry School in 1931. He also 
comes here from Fort Bliss, Texas. 

Alpha Lambda Mu is distributing 
its yearbook, "The Silver Bark," 
among the members this week. 

Phi Zeta presented their house 
mother, Mrs. Woodbury, an Elgin 
wrist watch as a farewell gift. 

Betty Harrington and Cadet James F. 
Moran were winners of the Gage 
Trophy in the student division of the 
saddle horse pairs. Miss Smith and 
Cadet Lillie, Miss Martin and Cadet 
Wihry. and Miss Sargent and Cadet 
Malloch won the three remaining 

The open jumping for senior cadets 
was won by Cadet Moran, and second, 
third and fourth places were taken by 
Cadets Brown, Wihry, and Landis. 

Major Herbert E. Watkins and 
Captain Dwight T. Hughes won blue 
ribbons in the Open Hunter and the 
Open Jumping classes respectively. 

Colonel Charle.i E. Romeyn of the 
Massachusetts State College judged 
the student classes and Major Francis 
C. V. Crowley of Boston officiated in 
the open classes. This year's show 
was under the management of Major 
Herbert K. Watkins. 


Amy Deardon '35 is this ye. 
cipient of the Steinbugler pri.. f or 
the outstanding paper of liter, i:, re . 
search for the past year. It, her 
paper on John Donne and John New. 
n an, she pointed out the outstanding 
differences betwen the two r.ier an( j 
proved that Newman was a mystic 
because he was able to subordinate 
his mind to his faith, when- -;, j n 
John Donne mysticism was. not to be 
found because of the guiding of his 
mind over his emotions. This paper 
was part of the work in the course on 
seventeenth century poetry gi\<n bv 
Dr. Maxwell Goldberg. 

This prize amounts to about ten 
dollars and was endowed by John L 
Steinbugler of New York in honor of 
his daughter Elizabeth Steinbugler 
Robertson, a graduate of the college 
in the class of 1929. It is annually 
awarded to the woman in the Senior 
or the Junior class who has written 
the best long paper on a subject of 
literary investigation in a course in 
English during the year. 


Continued from Page 1 
ment address. The activities of the 
week-end will close with the Soph- 
Senior Hop in the Drill Hall in the 

The following announcement of 
honors has been made. 

Frederick N. Andrews in Animal 
Husbandry; David L. Arenberg in 
Physics; Marie E. Currier in Agri- 
cultural Economics; Henry D. Epstein 
in German; James E. Gavagan in 
English; Marguerite A. Murphy in 
Sociology; Alfred E. Newton in 
Chemistry; Phillip Robinson in Psy- 
chology; William A. Scott in Land- 
scape Architecture; Glenn F. Shaw in 
Agricultural Economics; Marion E. 
Smith in Entomology; Emil J. 
Tramposch in Landscape Architecture; 
John P. Veerling in Landscape Archi- 
tecture; and Louis I. Winokur in 

At the commencement game with 
Amherst on Saturday afternoon Presi- 
dent Hugh P. Baker will award the 
cup given yearly by the Southern 
Alumni Association to the player of 
most value to the baseball team. 
This cup will be awarded to John J. 
Consolati of Lee. Grinnell prizes 
given by the Hon. William Claflin of 
Boston to seniors excelling in theo- 
retical and practical agriculture are 
awarded to: Frederick N. Andrews, 
$25.00; Robert M. Koch, $15.00; 
Ralph H. Granger, $10.00. 

Saturday will be devoted wholly to 
alumni activities. The week-end will 
be the occasion of more extensively 
planned Alumni reunions than ever 
before. Classes that are to be repre- 
sented this year range all the way from 
the class of 1875 to the class of 1934. 
The forty year class, 1895, expects a 
one hundred percent attendance. The 
class of 1910 expects the largest num- 
ber yet back for its twenty -fifth re- 
union. The infant alumni of the class 
of 1934, are expected to be almost as 
many and as familiar as they were a 
year ago when they held the front 
stage as the then graduating class. 

Charles McGeoch '25, teacher-coach 
at Maiden High School and former 
coach at the college, is to bt the 
Alumni Marshal on June 8. and will 
lead the Alumni parade. The pro- 
cession will form on the west side of 
the Memorial building at 2:30 p.m. on 
the afternoon of Alumni Day and will 
march in a body to the Alumni field 
for the commencement ball gam«' *' th 
Amherst College. 

Music for the parade will be fur- 
nished by the college band under the 
leadership of Samuel Snow '35. Tht 
band will appear in their new maroon 
and white uniforms and wil K> ve s 
concert prior to the parade in fr° n 
of the Memorial Building ^nning 
at 1.45 p.m. . 

The Alumni luncheon will ^ rvefl 
at the college cafeteria from ' i0 P m 
to 1:30 p.m. The class of 19- *l ®* 
to North Amherst for its supi< r j he 
1930's will meet at the Davenport I" n 

and 1920 at Draper Hall. Tin '."*f\ 

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for ninth annual ^htTddS i REC0RD FIGU RES FOR ENROLLMENT 
dads' day oct. 12 to teaching staff REACHED AS 1045 STUDENTS REGISTER 

Cohi"" , » ,,w w "y Event Expected to 
llniik All Former Records 
for Attendance 

fraternity and Sorority Skits to 
Feat ore Evening Entertainment 

Columbus Day has boen set aside 
this year to observe the ninth annual 
Dads" Day held at this college. In- 
vitations are now being sent to all the 
Dads and each student is urged to 
J second the invitation by writing home 
I immediately. Last year there was a 
record attendance of 430 Dads. 

The committee in charge of the 
events of the day is headed by Hamil- 
ton Gardner '36, chairman, who will 
I be assisted by Elva Britton '36, 
I Herbert Browne '38, Leo Carbonneau 
37, Leroy Clarke '37, John Franco 
] 36. Chester Conant '37, Calvin Han- 
Inum iri, Frances Horgan '36, Leonta 
Irlorrigan '36, Louise Rutter '38, 
Irlarry Snyder '38, and Elinor Stone 

N *T . A I»I>»"»t"»eiit* Include Ad- 
ditional Instructor in Pliy*i« -a I 
Ed neat ion 

Program of Enlargement of 

Faculty to Continue for 

Some Time 


As part of the evening entertain- 
Iment for the Dads, each fraternity 
land sorority is to present a skit in 
iBowker Auditorium. These skits 
lu>ually prove entertaining to both 
■Mi and students and are part of 
lihc competition for Interfraternity 
and Intersorority Cups. 

The program for the day is as 

1.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Registration 
at Memorial Hall. 

9.00 a.m. to 11 a.m., Visits to 
College Departments. 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Military exhi- 

11 a.m. to 12 m., Informal Recep- 
Iwn by members of the faculty and 
ttudents. Memorial Hall. 

12 m. to 1 p.m., Luncheon at fra- 
*rnity and sorority houses and at 
Draper Hall cafeteria. 

2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., Football, Conn. 

ate vs Mass. State, Alumni Field 
^complimentary tickets for Dads). 

Freshman-Sophomore six-man rope 

1 between halves of the game. 

530 p.m. to 6.45 p.m., Supper at 

aternity and sorotity houses and at 
Draper Hall cafeteria. 

"15 p.m., Dads' Day Show, Stock- 
H« e Hall. 

Hamilton Gardner, chairman of the 
Dads' Day committee, has appointed 
to following senior cadets as members 
¥ the committee in charge of the 
pads' Day horse show. 

James R. Clarke, chairman, Robert 
Jut, Edward Soulliere, Adolf Tikof- 

. and Calvin Hannum. 

invocation Opens 
68th College Year 

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Aih'rejw Student Body 

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o'clock last Wednesday 
President Hugh P. Baker 
ened the sixty-eighth year 
^sachusetts State College. 
g convocation took place 
'die of the usual bustle 
mpanies the return of 
ents and the entrance of 
red freshman class. In 
program of the official 
he school year consisted 
I of welcome by the 
speech by Dean William 
the introduction of new J 
the faculty by President 
Jncements by Mr. Strat- 1 
president of the Senate, I 
'King of the Alma Mater. J 
' *s to the student body, 
mued on Page 6 

At the opening convocation last 
Wednesday afternoon, President Hugh 
Potter Baker introduced eight new 
members of the teaching staff of the 
college. These additional appoint- 
ments include Dr. Philip L. Gamble, 
assistant professor in economics; Rus- 
sel C. Larcom, instructor in economics; 
Dr. Walter M. Miller, assistant pro- 
fessor in mathematics; Dr. Theodore 
C. Caldwell, assistant professor in 
history and sociology; Rudolph O. 
Monosmith, instructor in horticulture; 
Frank R. Shaw, instructor in ento- 
mology and bee-keeping; Sidney W. 
Kauffman, instructor in physical edu- 
cation and Mrs. Sara M. Coolidge, 
assistant professor in home economics. 
Dr. Gamble is a graduate of Wes- 
leyan University in 1928 and earned 
his doctorate at Cornell in 1935. He 
has been an instructor at Cornell. 
Wesleyan University, and Mount Hol- 
yoke College (Hartford Division). 

Mr. Russell C. Larcom is a graduate 
of Harvard University, acquired his 
M.B.A. degree at the Harvard Gradu- 
ate School of Business Administration, 
and has been attending the John 
Hopkins University. From 1928-29 
he was instructor at Lake Forest 
College, Illinois. More recently he 
has been acting professor at Kenyon 
College, Ohio. 

Dr. Miller graduated from Lafayette 
College in 1918 and received his Ph.D. 
from the University of Illinois in 1927. 
He has taught as assistant professor 
at Bowdoin College, Marquette Uni- 
versity, and Tufts College before com- 
ing to Massachusetts State. 

Dr. Theodore C. Caldwell is a 
graduate of the College of Wooster in 
1925, received his M.A. at Harvard 
in 1926, and his Ph.D. at Yale in 
1934. He has taught at the Haverhill 
(Mass.) High School 1926-27, was 
instructor at the College of Wooster, 
assistant professor of history at the 
Univ. of Nebraska, 1930-31, and dur- 
ing the past year has been director of 
Altoona Center and assistant pro- 
fessor of history, Juniata College. 

Mr. Monosmith was graduated from 
the Mississippi State College in 1929 
and received a B.L.A. degree from the 
Massachusetts State College in 1933. 
He has taught at the Mississippi State 
College as assistant professor of horti- 
culture and comes to Massachusetts 
State from a position as assistant ex- 
tension horticulturist at the Oklahoma 
A. & M. College. 

Frank R. Shaw is a graduate of the 
Massachusetts State College in the 
class of 1931, and has studied for his 
doctorate at Cornell. He has been 
employed as assistant in insect mor- 
phology and embryology at Cornell 
before coming to M.S.C. 

Mr. Kauffmann is a graduate of 
Springfield College in 1931 and earned 
the degree of M.Ed, in 1934. He 
comes to M.S.C. from a position as 
director of physical education in 
Wiconisco High School, Pa. 

Mrs. Sara M. Coolidge, formerly 
assistant professor of home economics 
at West Virginia Wesleyan College, 
was graduated from the Michigan 
State College in 1924 and earned her 
M.Sc. degree from the same institu- 
tion in 1927. She has also studied at 
the University of Chicago, Univ. of 
Wisconsin and Iowa State College. 

From time to time during the next 
few weeks further additions will be 
made to the staff. 

Scholarship Groups 
Announced by Dean 

Campus "Delta" Soon 
To Become a Myth 

Thirty Percent or Student Body Ktcnvation Mork on Pond Removes 
Included in Three Honor Groups Famed Landmark 

Of the approximate thousand stud- 
ents who were enrolled here last 
semester, three hundred and fifteen of 
them are listed on the Dean's Scholar- 
ship list for February-June 1935. The 
students in the three groups comprise 
about thirty percent of the entire 
student body. 

In Group I appear the names of the 
nineteen students who attained an 
average of at least 90 percent. Second 
honors of 85 to 90 percent were 
achieved by ninety-three students, and 
in Group III are listed the two 
hundred and three students who made 
a scholarship average of 80 to 85 

The Dean's list is as follows: 

1935 — Becker, Boynton, Dubin, 
Miss Dwight, Epstein, Gavagan, New- 
ton, Shaw, Veerling. 

1938 - Bixby, Brueckner, Miss Bul- 
lard, Fisher, Miss Horrigan, S. Neu- 
man, Pratt, Sjogren. 

1936 — Miss Gale, A. Thomas. 


1935 -Abbott, Andrews, Miss 
Barr, Bullard, F. Corcoran, Cox, 
Cross, Miss Currier, DiMarzio, Dobbie, 
Miss Gendler, Golub, Gunn, Herman- 
son, Miss Kingston, Levine, Libbey, 
Miss Lindquist, Miss Loring, Mac- 
Question, Mitchell, Patt, H. E. Pease, 
Salamoff, Scott, Miss Sleep, Miss 
Smith, Stepat, Tramposch, Weiner, 

1936 — Boylan, Miss Bradley, 
Clapp, R. B. Clark, J. R. Clarke, 
Miss Czajkowski, Foster, Glazier, 
Glick, Glickstein, Goddard, Miss 
Hager, Hannum, Lavin, Law, Miss 
Low, Miss Lubach, Miss Nurmi, Miss 
Paulding, Peterson, R. Proctor, A. 
Putnam, Snow, Miss Stratton, Swein- 

1937 — Desmond, Miss Funn, Klin- 
banoff, Lipman, Milne, Miss Monroe, 
Moss Pratt, Rosenburg, Swanson. 

1938 — Bialer, Miss E. Brown, 
Buzzee, Nolan, O'Donnell, Miss Shaw, 


1936 — R. J. Allen, Miss Avery, 
Miss Baker, Miss H. Bartlett, Miss 
Bernstein, Blake, Bozian, Brayden, 
Brown, Burgess, Cahoon, C. M. Clark, 
L. W. Clark, P. H. Clark, Miss Cook, 
Cumming, Daniels, Miss Dearden, 
Miss Dimock, Miss Dolan, Eldridge, 
Miss Fay, Feinberjr, Miss C. Foley, 
D. Foley, Miss Krey, Miss Friedrich, 
George, Gold, Miss Govoni, Granger, 
Miss Harrington, Miss Harris, Hart- 
Continued on Page 2 

Deepening of the college pond, one 
of the summer campus improvements 
which included trimming all of the 
trees, rebuilding the road In-hind 
Thatcher Hall, a-id laying a new 
water main, was finished last Thurs- 
day. With normal rainfall, the pond 
will be completely refilled by Oetofatr 

In the last few years the mud and 
gravel at the delta changed the spot 
from one of the most beautiful on the 
<ampus to little more than 8 mud-hole. 
Even the students became aware of 
the situation. Funds were finally 
secured for the work, and the pond was 
drained soon after summer school 

Eighteen hundred yards of mud and 
gravel were removed from the delta 
before available funds were exhausted 
The mud excavated was used for 
filling in the west side of Pleasant 
Street, and in compost. The gravel 
and blue clay taken from the bottom 
are to be used in building campus 

The slowness with which the pond 
is filling surprised many people who 
remember when, as a field problem, 
Professor Ostrander required his stud- 
ents to find the water power which 
the brook flowing into the pond de- 
veloped. As houses were built along 
the stream, its volume decreased. Its 
present rate of flow is estimated at a 
barrel an hour. 

To prevent more gravel from wash- 
ing into the pond, the course of the 
brook has been slightly changed, and 
small dams to catch the silt will be 
built across the brook as soon as 
funds are obtained for the work. 

The trees on the campus are being 
trimmed by the grounds department 
under the direction of W. H. Armstrong 
superintendent of grounds, with the 
cooperation of H. L. Frost of the 
board of trustees, and Bartlett tree 
experts. Thus far more than one 
hundred truck loads of branches have 
been removed. The *rork will con- 
tinue until all trees on the campus 
have been treated. 

By October 5, the laying of the 
new water main will be finished. The 
building and repairing of roads on the 
campus is being continued. 

Large*! Freshman CI,,** in Hbuory 

of Colleiie Swell* T«lnl N,,„,| M . r 

of Student 

Many Applicant* R«fii*ed Admi*- 
siou Been use of l M ck of Facilitie* 

A new high in enrollment for the 
college was reached this year when 
1045 students registered for the first 
semester in the four classes of the 
college. This exceeds the record set 
last yei*by 24 as 1021 were registered 
at that time. 

The freshman class for the coming 
semester has also established a new 
record in the matter of numbers by 
being the largest entering class in the 
history of tha college. 

The number of Htudents attending 
the college might have been h, KK „ r 
according to Dean Machmer, if it 
were not for the fact that since 1931 
the size of the entering class has been 
kept u far M possible to about 300 
Since 1931 many qualified applicant* 
have In-en turned away as limitations 
<>f stair and faculty, due to limited 
appropriation have made ti impossible 
l«» J are lor a much larger student body 
The complete list of ft,^,,,, 


Alexander Alexion. Mario Alfieri 

Robert B. Allen, Willis E . Allen H 

G*rdner Anderson, Henry G. Aml.r- 

wn, M. ton E Auerhach; John Mur- 

a.v Bafcont, Harvey Barke, William 

r'u ./in 'i Lawr ''" c «' M. Bartlett, 
Clyde L. Becker, John Bemben, GeorgJ 
U Benjamin, James Hennas, Stanley 
Bettoney, Geoifc H. Biaehoff, Law- 
rence H Bixby. Irving Blassherg, 
Sidney Bo.ce, Richard N. BowkJ 
Charles L. Branch, Arthur I). Broad- 
foot Gt-orge Brody, Donald E. Brown, 

, ',\ *ur "V r ?. f '"' Karl H - Burnett 
DonaM VV Cad.gan, Robert E. Cain 

onald Calo, Abraham Carp, Charles 

H. Cassidy, Wellington E. Cassidy, 

Ronald H. Chapin, Charles F. Christie 

Jr., Leon S. Ciereszko, Kenneth Cohen, 

Continued on Page 6 




See page 6 for details 

How does your driving ability 
compare with that of the average 
driver? Approximately 2200 people 
representing a cross-section from all 
walks of life tested themselves last 
week with the apparatus exhibited at 
the Eastern States Exposition in 
Springfield by thb psychology depart- 
ment of the College. Dr. Harry R. 
DeSilva of the department was in 
charge of the exhibit. 

Easily one of the most popular con- 
cessions, the College exhibit drew a 
steady line of patrons from opening 
until closing time. Each person regis- 
tered and took successive tests for 
color blindness, brake reaction, head- 
light glare, visual acuity, speed and 
timing estimation and large and small 
steering tests. At the exit each person 
was given a paper showing his com- 
parative abilities. The tests, given 
free, were run by both State students 
and electricians from the psychology 

These tests have reached such a 
high degree of perfection that they 
are now being accorded considerable 
attention by the Governor's Council 
on Street and Highway Safety. Regis- 
trar Goodwin has expressed his ap- 
proval and support, and has even 
required several accident repeaters to 
take the tests that he may know their 

The layman will be afforded a 
flimpn of the workings of these te-its 
when Paramount News releases its 
second series of shots that are to be 
taken this week M campus. 


/IfcaseacbuseW Collegian 

Official newspaper of the Massachusetts State College. Published every Thursday by the students. 

CHARLES E. ESHBACH '37, Editor-in-chief 
WALTER GURALNICK "37 Managing Editor FLORENCE SAULNIER '36 Associate Editor 



GERTRUDE VICKERY '36 Campus Editor 


LOUIS A. BREAULT JR '37 Sports Editor 



GEORGE H. ALLEN '36. Business Manager 

DAVID TAYLOR '36. Advertising Mgr. ROBERT M. LOGAN '36. Circulation Mgr. 

RICHARD H. THOMPSON '36. Subscription Manager 




Make all orders payable to The Massarhusttts Collegian. In case of change of address, subscriber 
will please notify the business manager as soon as possible. Alumni, undergraduate and faculty con- 
tributions are sincerely encouraged. Any communications or notices must be received at the Collegian 
office before 9 o'clock. Monday evening- 

1935 Member 1936 

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To the class of 1939 we extend a welcome to Massachusetts 
State. You have come onto this campus to spend four years of 
college life. To most of you the experiences you find here will be 
something new. You are in a new environment. You are finding 
new friends, and to many of you residence here at State is pro- 
viding you your first opportunity to be on your own. 

A broader world will open before you within a few months — 
a world with great possibilities and with many surprises. Some 
of your ideas will suffer severely. You will desert some of your 
beliefs of earlier years and to some of you the change will result 
in confusion. But at the very outset of your freshman year it is 
well to remember that there are some ideals that you should re- 
tain. Be sure that, in the confusion of education, you do not 
desert those ideals upon which the very survival of humanity is 

With the opening of the fraternity 
rushing period, approximately two 
hundred and twenty-five Massachu- 
setts State College freshmen have 
reached one of the critical points in 
their college career. It were well if 
each and every man now on the 
threshhold of his college life would 
consider what a true fraternity may 
mean to his college career. 

"What fraternity shall I join?" each 
freshman asks himself and it is a 
question which cannot be satisfactorily 
answered by anyone but himself. If 
he be an inveterate "grind," thinking 
naught of an occasional bull session, 
and the convivialities of good fellow- 
ship, 'twould be well were he to stay 
away from the fraternity chapter 
houses; if he be unwilling to set by 
a small sum to contribute to the needs 
of the house, beware of fraternity 
pledge pins; if he be unwilling to 
accept his fellows at their worth, let 
him stay a "commoner." However, 
if the freshman desires to profit by the 
good companions which fraternity life 
will afford, he should think and ob- 
serve carefully, make the choice of 
those whom he considers are the best 
suited to his personality and who will 
prove the best and make most lasting 
of friends. The only impartial advice 
is that each frtshman try to select the 
fraternity which in his opinion comes 
closest to the ideal. Join that fra- 
ternity with the idea of trying to help 
raise its standards even higher. 

The fraternities have never claimed 
to be the only and ultimate factor in 
the college man's life. They deny that 
they are "festering sores," or dens of 
iniquity, and offer themselves to the 
men they invite for just exactly what 
they are - a college home, a college 
life, and many college pals. 

Do not hurry to join any particular 
group. Any social pressure or desire 
for prestige which you might have 
should wait until you are sure that 
you will not be a "misfit" — that you 
will be harmonious with the group to 
which you pledge yourself. But when 
you do pledge a society, pledge with 
the idea of joining. 



Announcement s 



Continued from Page 1 

well, A. B. Hovey, Miss M. Hovey, 
W. R. Hovey, Hubbard, Jordan, Keil. 

Koch, Miss Koskela, Leary, Leavitt, 
Lebesevsky, Miss Markh-v, McKelli- 
gott, Miller, Moulton, Moazden, Mul- 
hall, Muller, Miss Murphy, Norris, 
O'Brien, Packard, Miss Pellissier, 
Miss Perry, Prentiss, Riseman, Robin- 
son, Miss Rod, Miss J. Sargent, Miss 
R. Sargent, Schlaefer, Schretier, Miss 
Schubert, Sharff, Snow, Stevens, 
Stewart, Stone, Tannenbaum, Miss 
Thatcher, Thayer, Miss Thornton, 
Miss Tinti, Tirrell, Valentine, Wihry, 
R. H. Wood. 

19S<» Miss Allis, Arenberg, Bab- 
cock, Ballou, Barryws, Barton, Miss 
Bilsky, W. R. Bliss, Miss Browning, 
Miss Cawley, Miss Corcoran, Cronin, 
deWilde, Donnelly, Miss Driscoll, 
Dunker, Finkelstein, Forer, Franco, 


Fraternities make up a subject of intense interest to freshmen 
and a subject over which there is much debate. Some persons 
proclaim that fraternities are a source of evil. Others point to 
these institutions as invaluable aids in the development of men. 
To us, fraternities have their good points and their bad points. 
Whether the good points outweigh the bad depends on the fra- 
ternity, its makeup, its members, and the particular conditions 
that enter the case. 

We believe that fraternities have a place at Massachusetts 
State. We believe that they are filling a great need here at this 
college. But we do want to sound a note of warning to you of 
the class of 1939 who are now the object of fraternity rushing. 
You are finding yourselves very popular these days. You have 
inspected the Fraternity houses on the campus. You have re- 
ceived and accepted invitations to visit "the boys." You are 
being entertained. The reason, of course, is simple. A group 
desires you as a member of their organization. Soon, you will be 
asked to assert your preference, and then will come an invitation 
to join. 

Before you rush into membership in any fraternity consider 
what you are about to do. Remember that membership in a 
fraternity means that there are dues to be paid: there is work to 
be done about the house; there is time to be devoted to the 
fraternity that might well be spent for studies. Remember, also, 
that there is the possibility of your associating yourself with the 
wrong group. 

Consider also the advantages. Fraternity members enjoy a 
position of social value. The fraternity proves valuable in pro- 
viding contacts. And here at M.S.C., fraternities, through their 
dining halls, can have an unusual value to undergraduates. 

We are not opposing fraternities and we are not attempting Gardner, Goldman, Miss Guion, Miss 
to discourage you from pledging any particular house on this | Hakanson, Miss Hall, C. Johnson, 
campus. We want merely to remind you that you have, within JD. Johnson, Miss Kleyla, Klickstein, 
a few weeks of your arrival on this campus, a difficult and im- 1 Miss LeDuc, Miss Lesquier, Lipovsky, 
portant decision to make. Upon this decision may hinge your' Logan, F. Lord, T. Lord, Lothrop, 
success or failure in college. Consider the situation seriously 
before you ally yourself with a fraternity. 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

An Observer's Advice to Ituly 

Ethiopia, as you say, is a barbarous 
country; you, Italy, are a very civi- 
lized country. Barbarism must not 
be permitted to exist anywhere on this 
civilized glove of ours. Thus, you, as 
a spokesman for us civilized nations 
of the world, very reluctantly — for 
war is abhorrent to your Fascist 
teachings — are planning to set forth 
in the spirit of the Crusaders to 
civilize this uncivilized country called 
Ethiopia. It is very magnanimous of 
you, unselfish Italy, when you are on 
the brink of a financial collapse to 
take it upon yourself to save us 
western nations from those barbarous 

Of course, the first thing you must 
see to when you invade Ethiopia is to 
do something about that dreadful 
habit the Ethiopian soldiers have of 
walking around without shoes. The 
new chemical of yours that will burn 
the skin from the soles of their feet is 
just the thing. 

Those awful Ethiopians are very 
unclean, you know. They live in 
filthy grass huts that bretd vermin and 
diseases. Unselfish Italy, you must 
use your airplanes to bomb their 
huts to bits. Of course, they'll have 
nowhere to live then and will die of 
disease, but after all that is no concern 
of yours. You will have done your 
duty like a good Christian nation. 

Those stupid Ethiopians have very 
primitive means of agriculture. You 
must introduce modern machinery so 
that they may produce goods more 
quickly. And then if the problem of 
over-production confronts you, later, 
just destroy the excess crops as we do 
in the United States. Should unem- 
ployment result, so much the better. 
The morp that die of starvation, the 
less you will have to bother about 
ruling. An excellent idea! 

Then there is the Ethiopian practice 
of slavery. Something must be done 
about that. In this marvelous world 
of ours where freedom reigns every- 
where, we cannot allow such an 
atrocity to exist. Why it is outrageous! 
Only when Ethiopia is freed of human 
slavery, will every Ethiopian man, 
woman, and child be able to do hwat 
they like, when they like, without 
fear of being pursued by the police. 
Under the rule of peace-loving Musso- 
lini, that now enslaved nation of 
Ethiopia will have the rights the 
Italians now possess: freedom of 
speech, press, and assembly, and the 
protection of life and property. 

How heavenly and idealistic an 
existence the Ethiopians will have 
when you, unselfish Italy, shoulder 
the civilized white man's burden and 
conquer that barbarous country of 
Ethiopia! Bon voyage! 

A Skeptic 




Dr. Radcliffe announces 
the hours at the Infirmar 
ordinary patients are: 
Week days: 

8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. 
12.00 m. to 2.00 p.m. 
5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday, and Hi 

8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m only 
Visiting hours: 

2 p.m. to 5 p.m., m. n on 

men, women on won-., n 
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., anyone 

It.-ind Tryouts 

Mr. Charles D. Farnum, din (tor of 
the Band, will conduct tryouts lor the 
organization Thursday evening, St-p. 
tember 26. at 7.30 p.m. All former 
members please be present. 

Industrial Dcmocrary 

There will be a brief organization,! 
meeting of the Student League f or 
Industrial Democracy in the SeaaN 
room of the Memorial Building nex: 
Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The 
League is a non-political organization. 
It stands for peace, production for 
use, and elimination of racial preju- 
dice and discrimination wherever they 
exist. It is opposed to war ami 
fascism. All interested students and 
faculty members are invited to attend 

History-Sociology Club 

The History-Sociology Club will 
hold the first regular meeting of the 
year on Tuesday evening, October k 
between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7.50 
p.m. in the Sociology Seminar room. 
Professor Theodore C. Caldwell, the 
new member of the History and 
Sociology department, will speak m 
recent developments in historui. 

Coco flews 

Two alumnae members of Sigma 
Beta Chi were married this summer, 
the former Shirley McCarthy, promi- 
nent member of the Roister DontM 
and Marjorie Jensen. The latter is 
now Mrs. Benton Cummings, both 
of the class of 1933. 

Marguerite Ford is at present con- 
fined in the infirmary with the grippe. 

A tea for the alumnae of Sigma BeU 
Chi was held Saturday afternoon at 
the home of Miss Violet Koskela '33 
in Northampton. Invited guests Mil 
Mrs. Broughton, former house mothtr 
at Sigma Beta Chi, and the present f 
house mother, Miss Colcord. 

Phi Zeta has chosen Phyllis Ntl>on 
'38 as chairman of its Dads' Day | 

Miss Macintosh, Malloch, Miss Mal- 
lory, Miss Martin, McConchie, Mich- 
aelson, Monroe, Moran, Miss O'Brien, 
R. T. Peckham, Pineo, Plastridge, 
Miss Rafter, Rutstein, Miss Saulnier, 
Thompson, Vassos, Wainio, Whaley, 
Miss Whitney, Wood, Miss Ziomek. 
11137 — J. F. Appel, Berman, Miss 
B. R. Clark, M. I. Cohen, Miss Domas, 
Miss Donnelly, Ferrucci, A. W. Fisher, 
Miss Goldsmith, Miss Goulding, Grant 


With the first issue of the Massachusetts Collegian for the year 
1935-36, we are introducing several new features. By vote of the 
student body last year, the student subscription rate was ad- 
vanced twenty-five cents. That action has made it possible for 
us to make each issue a six-page paper this year. Those of you 
who were here last year realize the limitations of four-page 
Collegians. We feel that this innovation will eliminate the diffi- 
culties encountered in a four-page issue. Furthermore, we feel ' an8on ' ^ ,88 *<**' mi XZ>Zt 
that the Collegian will be able to serve the college more efficiently ;^^ 
and present a better coverage of the college news under this setup. ' ' 

With the Collegian this year you are receiving the Collegiate 
Digest, a rotogravure section devoted to pictures and comments 
on college news from various sections of the country. 

These changes, together with the use of more pictures, will in chase, N. Clark, W. J. Collins, Miss 

Continued on Page 6 Crowell, Eliopoulas, Elkind, Fahey, 

Gage, Gibson, Goldman, Golub, Gru- 
ner, Hadro, Heller, Hirsch, Miss C. 
Julian, Kelley, Miss Kinsman, Lind- 
strom, Miss Milkey, Morrison, Osley, 
Roberge, Rozwenc, Miss Seal, D. 
Silverman, Slesinski, Swiren, Tonkin, 
Miss White. 



The best looking and wearing Chiffon 

Silk Hose in the world. 

Selling at , 1.00 the pair 

Also both Chiffon and Service 

at 79c 

On Monday, September 16, the I 
Y.W.C.A. sponsored a reception f<*| 
the freshman girls in the "Y" rooml 
of the Abbey, Kay Birnie '37, social 
chairman of the Y.W.C.A. being ml 
charge. Games were played, enter- 
tainment was provided, and n 
ments were served, all for the pur*! 
pose of getting the freshmen gt , ' ! | 
acquainted with each other. 


193M — Alpert, Bargfrede, D. W. 

Beaumont, Bergman, Miss Bixby, 

Bokina, R. I. Bray, H. E. Brown, 

Far your convenience the 


is located in the North Dormitory 
Across from Book Store 

Serenading by the frosh boys ml 
front of the Abbey began Monday I 
morning at 6 a.m. Woe is u 


Optometrist and Optician 
51 Pleasant Street 
Eyes Tested - Prescription* Filial 


"For the student 

of average mrans' 

Dick Tillson 

15 Main Street 


S( ccermen Preparing for W. P. I. 
Harriers begin with Tufts Oct. 4 




V h about two weeks of practice 
un ,! ilicir belts, the State soccer 
,,,,,,, is slowly rounding into shape for 
,(„ opening game with Worcester 
|V< I nne week from Saturday. For 
( |„. i season since soccer has been 
j n; u: united in the school. Coach 
I I 'rings is faced with the prob- 

lem of making the backs keep pace 
iritl he forwards. 

Gone are six men who placed in 
|,, s i ,,ir's intercollegiate soccer out- 
standing players team, the All-Ameri- 
, , n oCCSf team. Bill Morris, last 
yeai goalie is ineligible, while Bid 

W I and Clayt George, fullbacks, 

former captain Jim Blackburn -ind 
Curt Clark, half! acks, Bob Hunter, 
forward, have departed from these 
|kpN:iIs. «hm Davidson, the other 
State player to place on the team, is 
i In, yesr'l captain. 

At present two sophomores are 
alnool assured of places on the first 
team. Sam Golub, outstanding player 
of last war's undefeated frosh team, 
is a fixture at the left outside forward 
post, and Bob Feinberg, a newcomer, 
hat pro. -tit-ally clinched the left inside 
forward position. Bo!) BuSSM, another 
■ewcomsr, has shown real ability and 
in ay ye) break into the starting lineup. 

Pratt ice sessions and scrimmages 
indicate that Joe Kennedy, Captain 
Davidson, and Larry Kyle will prob- 
ably be the other starting forwards. 
Ray Conway, Bill Goddard, and Bob 
I'.ielxr have shown up wtll at the 
hatvea. I,ew Gillette, Chet Conant, 
and Don Hazelhuhn have divided 
ilit- fullback assignments. A seven 
km-*' injury will probably keep Ben 
Lyon out for two or three weeks. Jim 
Hodden will probably receive the 
opening call at goal. 

This season will mark the team's 
departure from the mud flats. The 
■sa field adjacent to Alumni Field 
■ level, well drained, and of maximum 
regulation size, 120 yards in length 
tad ?."> yards in width. In five years 
of pky at the old field, State teams 
hive won eight and lost five games. 
I his season's schedule of six games is 
the longest and most arduous ever 
mplcd by a State soccer team. 

With seven meets scheduled this 
fall, the 19:i. r > cross-country squad is 
gradually preparing for its first en- 
counter with Tufts on October 4. 
This year's harrier schedule calls for 
MM more meet than did last year's. 
In addition to the meets participated 
in last year, is the one with Henssel.K-r 
Polytech. With only about a week 
left for training, the outcome of the 
Tufts mtet is quits uncertain. 

On the s qua d of about thirty men, 
only two lettermen of the undefeated 
19.14 harriers are available. Walter 
Stepat and Bob Murray, stars of last 
year, have graduation. Cordon Bishop 
another of last year's lettermen, will 
not Im> able to assist the team this 
fall as a result of injuries sustained in 
an autt> accident last summer. 

With such losses as these. Coach 
Derby will have to build a new team 
using Captain Hay Proctor and Bill 
Gillette as a nucleus. .So far this 
season Gillette has bstfl "disabled" by 
a recant operation on his tonsils. 
Warren "Doc" Bryant, who ran with 
last year's team has not returned to 
col lage this fall. However Roger 
Allen '86 and Henry Samson are hack 
and ought to see some heavy duty this 
fall. Other members of the squad are 
Pi .nU Creenwood, Myer Olickstcin, 
H. Kolton. Joe Frcedman, Isadora 
Ludwin, Robert Spiller, Dick and 
Dave Beaumont, Max Belgrade, Cliff 
Curtis, Phil Haskins, Mel Little. 
Mitchell NeJame, Osgood Villaume, 
Stanley Wiggin, McOowan, Schneider, 
Beckman, Bode, Bolton, Dunn, Kay- 
nor, Mish, Sherman, and Whitney. 

Time trials will be held the latter 
part of this week to determine ■ 
probable team to encounter Tufts on 
October 4. 

Barselotti's Cafe 


The tastiest ales that ever 

quenched a thirst and 

tickled a palate. 

Spaghetti Italian Style 


It is always Hie duty of the sport 
page of a college paper's first numl>er 
to look at the oncoming athletic year 
with as much optimism as can In- 
BiOUSSd with the material at hand. A 
College sports writer is always safe in 
his first predict ions, for he has nothing 
more to base his opinions on than 
ideas, most of which he is not sure of 
himself. He may sum up the whole 
situation, very safely and very tritely 
by saying, "It looks like a good year 
for the teams, unless, of course, some- 
thing unforeseen happens," and no 
one can disprove him. 

Then if the athletic teams take a 
bad turn, the page seta very apolo- 
getic, quoting "the unforeseen ." On 
the Other hand, if the teams tlo well, 
banner beads and top corner stories 
flaunt the "good year" predictions in 
no uncertain terms. 

All of which means that it is the 
policy of a college paper to report the 
sports news correctly as long as 
its writers can excuse themselves into 
being right. 

What about the students? When 
the team comes through with a vic- 
tory, nt> one is more enthusiastic about 
it than the man who writes the story. 
But it cannot be said that the sports 
writer is the person registering tin- 
violent complaint if the team registers 
a loss. 

A loss to a certain group of choleric 
j individuals means only that the team 
is bum, that the Ixiys are not doing 
their darndest and that the coach is 
in error, complaints which do not 
I appear on the sports page hnrsusa 
they are unfounded. Too often, loud- 
mouthed psrsons criticize an unfavor- 
able showing beoaUSe they have not 
taken complete stock of certain very 
evident facts. 

In the first place, we are a small, 
state supported institution, which 
means, among other things, that we do 
not baftjOf professional athletes. The 
man on the gridiron, in the* diamond 
or on tbe basketball floor has only one 
person to bl responsible to. That 
person is himself. He is hoth granting 
and receiving a favor when he plays a 
sport and since be is not paid the 
only person he tan let down is him- 
self. People do not generally let 
themselves down. 

There are many reasons why a 
team does not function well on 
occasions. The person most people 
blame is the eoach. Th I rightful 
minority, of which sports writers train 
themselves to !>e a part, blame tin- 
other team and sometimes Other less 
important people or reasons. 

It is safe to say that in this college 
the coach has a record which can very 
well stand up against adverse criti- 
cism. At the head of the list of people 
who consider him not infallible, this 
writer would place the coach. 

.So let us look to this college athletic 
year with faith in the men who are 
doing their U-st for themselves, faith 
in the coach who has In-en right many 
more times than he has erred. 






*■ pi 

■an I, 

izini? i. 


and seniors who have at- 
•>ny of the football practice 
may have been surprised to 
miliar figures sporting about 
ron. Bill Frigard and Dave 
'i who, not so long ago were 
ing up points for the States- 
returned to help their coach 
t good football team. 
I and Mountain were both 
Of the class of '34. Both had 
lie records, Frigard being a 
r man and Mountain special- 
"tball and swimming. 
'*-ing a substantial fullback 
m which made football 
Mass. State, Bill Frigard 
member of the oft-mentioned 
1 basketball team of 1934. 

He also has a fine record as a baseball 
player here and in his home town of 
Maynard, where he has played during 
the summer months. 

Mountain, a Pittsfield product, was 
Frigard's team mate at the end berth 
for three years. Dave also turned in 
some fine swimming and diving per- 
formances in the days before swimming 
was a letter sport. 

Frigard was an education major at 
college and boasts a Phi Kappa Phi 
scholastic record. He has taught and 
coached at Wrentham High since 
graduation. He is a member of 
Lambda Chi Alpha. Mountain ma- 
jored in bacteriology and physiology 
and his fraternity is Kappa Sigma. 

The Coach 


Captain Jack Sturtevant will lead 
the Statesmen into their IMS football 
season next Saturday afternoon when 
the team moves in on Williams at 
Weston Field. As in the past, when 
State has opened with Williams, the 
Taubemen will asset strong and heavy 


In 1934 e/ben State met Williams 
in football for the first time since 1926, 
the Tnuhcmcn were overpowered by 
the Royal Purple. In what was the 
first game for botb teams, the rivals 
demonstrated a good brand of foot- 
ball considering th* adverse weather 
conditions. Slipping and sliding in 
th* mud and water caused by a 
drenching rain during the game, 
Williams swam into their 12-7 win in 
the last moments of play. List year. 
State's misfortune was caused by I he 
weight of the Williams eleven and the 
inability of the Tau!>emcn to wage a 
successful aerial attack under the 

This year the Statesmen's prosjM-its 
against the Purple are as uncertain as 
ever, and the first game will reveal 
much of the nature of the MartM;:i and 
White team. Tauhe has fifteen letter- 
men back on the stjuad this year with 
a veteran back field containing Sturte- 
vant, Koenig, Allen and Stewart. 
But as usual the State team cannot 
boast of too much weight as compared 
with its rival of next Saturday. For 
this reason the Williams gSUM is al- 
ways a hard one. 

Coach Cal dwe ll of Williams also 
sends a numlx-r of veterans back onto 
the gridiron this year. Altogether 
Williams has nine lettermen back in 
uniform this year. The Purple back- 
field has remained almost intact from 
last year. Salsicb, Mosely, Stanley. 
and Holmes are all back for another 
season under Caldwell. These four 
veteran backfielders are all speedy 
ball carriers, and good blockers. Sal- 
sicb and Holmes are also ^ood kickers. 
Holmes will Ik- rememl>ered as the 
quarterback who annoyed the TaulH-- 
men so much last year. This year he 
will Im- seen playing fullback. 

At the present, however, the main 
problem of the Williams team M to 
perfect its line. Bill Coluadet '30, 
Dick Coleman, a converted back, antl 

Torn (.'ant well are possible starters in 
guard positions, while Graves, Jones, 
and Buck McCowen have Ix-en filling 
in as tackles. Captain Welles will be 
found at right end again this year, 
but the left wing position is as vet 


Williams' greatest strength is in the 
ba'kfield. With this in mind, Coach 
Caldwell has Ist-n trying to whip his 

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The Schedule 

Sep. 28 Williams at Williarnslown 

Oct. r, Rowdoin at M.S.C. 

12 Conn. Stat.- at M.S.C. 

1!) R. I. State at Kingston 

26 W.P.I, at Worcester 

Nov. 2 Amherst at Amherst 

9 Northeastern at Boston 

16 R P.I. at Troy 

2\\ Tufts at MS C 

heavy line into shape for tbe season. 

If the new and inexperienced line 

"comes through," tbe Purple eleven 

ought to go DUtce* this fall. 


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Mem. Building Scene 

Of Frosh Reception 

On Friday, September 20, at 8 p.m., 
the annual Freshman Inception was 
held . Due to the large fresh mun en- 
rollment, for the second consecutive 
yt:ir upiMTclassmen were not allowed 
to attend. This year, for the first 
time, the reception was held in the 
Memorial Building instead of in the 
Drill Hall, since the Drill Hall is still 
being repaired and is not yet ready 
for attendance. 

Upon entering, the freshmen were 
formed into a line to meet President 
and Mrs. Maker, Dean and Mrs. 
Machmer, and other members of the 
faculty. Having passed through the 
receiving line, the freshmen were 
served ice cream and cakes in the 
lobby of the Memorial Building. 
Dancing followed until shortly after 
ten o'clock. 

This reception is sponsored by the 
religious organizations on campus. 
The practice of having the leaders of 
the different religious organizations 
speak during the reception has been 
discontinued due to the difficulty of 
securing the attention of the students 
at this time. A special meeting of the 
freshmen is now held for the purpose 
of acquainting them with the different 
organizations on campus. 



Competing against 20 other stud- 
ents representing seven colleges, Lynn 
R. Glazier '36 of Leverett was high 
man in the dairy judging contest at 
the Kastern States Exposition in 

By winning first place in judging 
ice cream, second in cheest , third in 
milk, and fourth in butter, the State 
team, comprising Glazier, Clare L. 
Pineo of Mount Tom, and Ralph W. 
Dimock of Oxford, took second place 
in the contest. Merrill J. Mack, 
assistant professor of dairying, and 
Harry G. Lindquiat, vocational in- 
structor, coached the team. 

Professor J. H. Frandsen, head of 
the dairy industries department, ex- 
pressed his appreciation of the work 
done by both team and coaches. The 
teams finished in the following order: 
(1) Connecticut State College, (2) 
Massachusetts State College, (3) Uni- 
versity of Vermont, (4) University of 
Maryland, (5) Ohio State University, 
(6) Cornell University, (7) University 
of New Hampshire. 

1. The contest will begin in the 
Physical Education Cage at 7.00 p.m. 
All Sophomores and Freshmen are re- 
quested to be present at 6.45 p.m. 

2. The contest will be divided into 
the following three sections: 

1. Boxing and wrestling matches. 

2. The "night-shirt" contest. 

3. The "battle royal." 

3. Five points will be awarded to 
the winner of each boxing or wrestling 

4. After the boxing and wrestling, 
Freshmen will leave the Cage, crawl- 
ing on their hands and knees between 
a double line of Sophomores. 

5. An arena of suitable size shall be 
rojx'd off on the lower level for the 
"night shirt" contest. There shall be 
a "pen" roped off on each end of the 

6. The freshmen and sophomore 
classes shall form concentric circles 
inside the enclosure, the sophomores 
forming the outer circle. 

7. At the first pistol shot the 
sophomores shall move in one indi- 
cated circular direction. 

8. At the second pistol shot the 
sophomores shall break their circle 
and attempt to remove the "night 
shirts" from the freshmen. Only one 
sophomore may encounter one fresh- 

9. At the end of ten minutes two 
pistol shots in succession shall end the 
contest . 

10. The sophomore class shall re- 
ceive one point credit for each "night 
shirt" removed, and the freshmen 
class shall receive one point credit for 
each "night shirt" retained at the 
expiration of the contest. The "night 
shirt" shall be considered removed 
when the body of the shirt is torn off. 

11. The two classes shall line up 
as at the start of the second division 
with the sophomores forming the 
outer circle. 

12. One pistol shot shall start the 
"battle royal." In this contest two 
sophomores may carry or push one 
freshman into the sophomore "pen," 
and two freshmen may do the same 
with one sophomore. A man is con- 
sidered "dead" as soon as he enters 
either "pen" and is out of the re- 
mainder of the contest. Two points 
shall be awarded for each man cap- 
tured. This contest will be terminated 
by two pistol shots after ten minutes 
have elapsed. 

13. Two shots in rapid succession 
means someone is injured and all 
contestants must cease battling, im- 

Continued on Page 6 



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Kay Johnson — Ian Hunter — David Manner* 
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Su nday- Monday 

Tuesday- Wednesday 

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Today, Thursday 

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Community Concert 
Drive on Mon lay 

Excellent Program Aiuioun. < | f ||f 
Coming Season 


Assistant Dean of the College 

Beginning next Monday am: (()n . 
tinuing until October B, the Ai 
Community Concert Associati. Wl || 
conduct its fifth annual memt rahn 
drive at M.S.C. Tickets admitting 
students to the concerts this mti. r 
may be obtained from campus ))r ,. 
sentatives for $2.50. 

As in past years, all money received 
is used to obtain artists for tin l,„ ..,] 

1 concerts. Last year, with 18. r > mem 
berships from the State College atom 
the Association brought to AfflhorH 
Nino Martini, famous tenor now 
appearing in motion picture, the 
Hart House String Quartet, and toi 
Barrere Little Symphony. Artkta to 
appear and the number of concerts i„ 
be presented this year will be an- 
nounced at the close of the campaign 
There will probably be a minimum ol 
three programs. 

I No memberships will be sold ah- 
the close of the drive. Only menihea 
are admitted to the concerts, and no 
tickets will be sold at the dour \ 
membership card admits its holder to 
any Community Concert in the I FnHad 
States and Canada. Nearby plan- 
that have Community Concert An*. 
ciations are North Adams, PittsfiHd. 
and Springfield. 

Artists appearing in Springfield this 
season will be the Boston Symphony 

i Orchestra, directed by Koussevitski. 

] Myra Hess, pianist; Lotte I^ehtnann 

I soprano; and Nino Martini, tenor, and 
Rose Hampton, contralto, in ■ joint 

"Guardian of all freshmen, friend 
indeed of every upperclassman." It 
is very fitting that we choose Whitey 
Lanphear as our first campus person- 
ality of the new college year. It is he 
who during these first few weeks on 
campus tries to help the freshman find 
and adjust himself and sets his mind 
on a new pathway of thinking that 
becomes necessary when one enters 
college for the first time. To those of 
us who have learned the lessons of the 
freshman year and are the wiser for 
those jxperiences, Whitey Lanphear, 
with his grave, dry manner and little 
black tie, is one of the personalities 
that make the college what it is to us. 

Born in Windsor, Connecticut, Nov. 
26, 1894, Marshall Olin Lanphear re- 
ceived his early education in the 
public schools of the same town. In 
1914, he entered the freshman class of 
the Massachusetts State College. Dur- 
ing his four years as an undergraduate, 
Whitey was active in academics. He 
was managing editor of the Collegian 
and a member of the Index board. He 
was a member of the Kappa Sigma 
fraternity and secretary of his class. 

From the time of graduation in 
1918, until he was recalled as in- 
structor in agronomy in 1921, Whitey 
served in the army, was an instructor 
in agriculture at Mt. Hermon, and a 
salesman with the American Agricul- 
tural Chemical Company. In Sep- 
tember 1927, he was appointed assist- 
ant dean of the College and assistant 
professor of freshman orientation. 

So much for the physical accom- 
plishments of this man. They are 
unimportant when compared with the 
influence he has exerted upon those 
who have had contact with him. It is 
in the freshman orientation classes 
that he seeks to help the student find 
his place in the world about him by 
an explanation of what the world is 
about and how it began. By a study 
of the changes through the history of 
the universe, of social and biological 
evolution, the student finds himself 
and his place in the social order of 
which he is a part. Out of this organ- 
ization a fuller understanding of life 
arises and the student is led to live 
life more knowingly and more a- 

However, at the end of the course 
in freshman orientation, Whitey's re- 

sponsibilities with the student body 
do not end. He is kept in closer con- 
tact with the students perhaps than 
any other member of the faculty. His 
work in the Dean's office gives him 
the continued contact with the activi- 
ties of each student and he continues 
to have the interest and welfare of all 
at heart. Solely to the scholastic side 
of collegiate life are Whitey's interests 
confined. As one of the members of 
the Student Life committee, he also 
has a hand in the social aspect of 
college life. 

Outstanding and a little uncanny 
about Professor Lanphear is his ability 
to recall the name and face of every 
student, no matter how long ago he 
graduated or how little contact he has 
had with him. He never forgets a 
face and always remembers the right 

Much more might be said about this 
man whom we all admire, but suffice 
it to say, "That will be all for this 



Word was received last night of the 
accidental death of Richard W. Smith 
'21, professor of dairy industry at the 
University of Vermont. falfNM 
Smith, who was killed in an automu 
bile accident in Vermont was a mem 
ber of the N.F.C. staff as in.stru.itnr 
and assistant professor in the depart 
ment of dairy industry from 1921 H 


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i meeting of the Interclass Ath- 
|, Hoard held last June. Austin W. 
1 r, Jr. '37 was elected president 
Kenwood Ross '37 was elected 
>.iry for the coming year. 
■ tlier class representatives are Carl 
p Swanson for the junior class and 
\, :nan Blake and Cyrus French for 
tf,. -ophomore class. For the time 
Lloyd B. Copeland, 1939 class 
in and Walter A. Zajchowski, 
. lass sergeant-at-arms will repre- 
the freshman class on the board. 
I ment members from the fresh- 

class will be elected before May 
26th of the Spring term. 
Laurence Briggs is faculty advisor. 
The following are the rules decided 
upon by the Board for this year: 


I. Award of Numerals. General 

A. Class numerals shall lie worn 
only when duly authorized by the 
Int. Tclass Athletic Board. 

II. The Interclass Athletic Board 
Baa) by unanimous vote, in excep- 
tional cases, award, withhold, or take 
;m . .lass numerals. 

('. Class numerals shall be awarded 
only for participation in interclass 
pilTW. or interclass series that are 
duly authorized by the Interclass 
Athletic Board. 

I>. The class numerals shall be of 
uniform size and design, namely, 
throe and one-half inch plain numerals. 

K. Eligibility. Scholastic ineligi- 
bility prevents any candidate from 
Motiving his numerals. If an individu- 
al should become ineligible at Dean's 
Board, he is not eligible to receive his 
dam numerals even though he may 
Ixiome eligible again at the end of 
■id term. 

F. Anyone who has played in a 
majority of the regular interclass 
In. (key. basketball, or baseball games, 
for at least one-half of each game, 
provided the team wins the regular 
interclass basketball, hockey or base- 
ball championship, and the manager 
of the winning team shall be eligible 
to receive class numerals. 

G. A man is eligible to participate 
in class sports only with the team of 
the class in which he is registered at 
the Registrar's Office. 

II. A man who has been awarded 
his varsity letter shall automatically 
Iteahn his class certificate and num- 


I. A man is entitled to 
"nlv one set of class numerals 
2. Holes for the Iiiterrlass Series 

A. The following sports are con- 
il red as having a regular interclass 

"riet: basketball, hockey, baseball 

and tennis. 

B. Tennis teams are limited to four 
men plus one substitute, names to be 
Wbmittad to the Athletic Board one 
•Ml U fore series starts. Any one of 
the five to be eligible for numerals. 
•>• Annual Fresh in an-Sopliomore 


A. The following shall be considered 
annual interclass sophomore-freshman 
Oooteste: football, hockey, basketball, j 
Continued on Page 6 

New Officers on 
Military Staff 

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace T. Ap- 
plington and Captain Leo B. Conner, 
United States Cavalry officers have 
been assigned to Massachusetts State 
College to replace Colonel Charles A. 
Romeyn and Captain Dwight T. 
Hughes. Both men assumed their new 
duties at the opening of school. 

Colonel Applington is head of the 
military department as commandant 
of the cavalry unit and professor of 
military Msmnt and tactics, while 
Captain Conner is assistant professor 
of military science and tactics. 

Colonel Applington was graduated 
from Columbia University and en- 
tered the army in 1911 as a second 
lieutenant. He was promoted first 
lientenant in 1916, captain in 1917, 
major in 1920, and lieutenant colonei 
on August 1, 1935. He has served in 
the Philippines and with the American 
Expeditionary Forces with the 15th 
United States Cavalry, 4th and 5th 
Divisions. His latest duty was with 
the 7th Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Texas, 
from which he came to M.S.C. He is 
a member of the General Staff Corps 
Eligible List. 

Captain Conner is a graduate of 
West Point in 1917 and of the United 
States Cavalry and Infantry schools. 
He has served with the 7th, 10th, 
12th, and 14th United States Cavalry 
and was assistant professor of military 
science and tactics at the University 
of Arizona from 1921 to 1924. Both 
Colonel Applington and Captain Con- 
ner have received four-year appoint- 
ments to the college staff. 

Colonel Romeyn who was here at 
State for a number of years and did 
much to make the advanced military 
course a popular one at M.S.C, has 
been transferred to Philadelphia where 
he has assumed charge of recruiting 
work. Captain Hughes was trans- 
ferred to active duty at Fort Myers, 


Means and methods for enriching 
the lives of adult members of the rural 
population is the theme of the con- 
ference being held at M.S.C. today. 
In addition to the meeting that was 
held this morning, sessions will be 
held this afternoon and evening. 

Speakers at the morning meet mi; 
which was presided over by James A. 
Moyer, director of adult life enrich- 
ment of the State Department of 
Education, were Dr. Hugh P. Baker, 
who discussed "Opportunities offered 
by M.S.C. for the enrichment of rural 
adult life," and Albert Z. Mann, ele 
part ment of sociology and social work, 
Springfield College, who spoke on 
"What one community has done." 

Director Willard A. Munson of the 
Massachusetts Extension Service will 
preside at the afternoon and evening 
sessions. Mrs. Hilda Ives, secretary 
of the New England Town and Coun- 
try Church Association, will s|ieak on 
"The challenge of rural leadership." 
Reports will Ih> given by Miss E. 
Louise Jones, field library adviser of 
the State Department of Education, 
and Mrs. F. Civille Pray of Amherst. 
Chairman of badges and awards for 
western division, Cirl Scouts. 

The dinner speaker will lie William 
C. Smith of the New York Adult 
Education Bureau. Conferences will 
be led by Mrs. Ives; James L. Barker 
of University of Utah; H. Ruth Mc- 
Intire, extension s|>ecialist in recrea- 
tion; and Elizabeth Jenkins, super 
visor of rural schools in the Connect i 
cut Valley. 

Freshmen Elect 
Class Officers 

Richard Howler of Wc«tficld Klec- 
ted President of Chi*/ of \*H) 



Mr. J. (1. Ohsol, representing the 
Russian government, s|>ent Saturday 
with Professor Frandsen. Mr. Ohsol 
cam* to sec Professor Frandsen regard- 
ing methods that could Ik* used in 
developing the dairy industry of 


Until for the first time as the 
incoming class at Massachusetts State, 
the class of 193!) elected as president, 
Richard N. Bowler of West fu Id.' 
Other class officers elected at this 
meeting wen as follows: vice-presi- 
dent, Elinor C. Nugent; secretary, 
Const an.e C. Fortin; treasurer, Don- 
ald Calo; captain, Lloyd M. Copland; 
and sergeant-at-arms. Walter A. Zaj- 
chowski. With the exception of Don- 
ald Calo, the freshman officers are all 
residents of Western Massachuset ts. 

Richard N. Bowler was graduated 
from West field High School where he 
made an outstanding record. He was 
president of his class, president of the 
student council, and was awarded a 
medal for excellence in general scho- 
lastic achievement. Bowler also par- 
ticipated in tennis and basketball and 
received the (Jerman prize. 

Elinor C. Nugent, vice president of 
the class of 1989, is a graduate of 
Holyoko High School, where she was 
es|>ecially active as secretary of the 
student council, secretary of the 
associate council of state, secretary of 
her class, and a m< ml>er of the high 
school dramatics organization. 

Constance C. Fortin is also a gradu- 
al, of Holyoke High School. She was 
active in Ugh school affairs as a mem 
ber of the student council, president 
Of the senior girls' club, and partici- 
pated in basketball and dramatics. 
Miss Fortin was also a nicml>er of t la- 
st a IT of the school paper. 

Donald Calo is from Flushing. Long 
Island, N. Y., and was graduated 
from MeRurney High School. New 
York City. M, was prominent as a 

hockey playorand received honorable 

mention on the all-city hockey team. 
His other high school activities include 
ineiiilH-rship „n the swimming team, 
associate, editor of the high school 
year 1mm. k, associate editor of the 
school paper, and member of the 
academics club and the student senate-. 

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oSJct Mem liiiiiiiiiiit 

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Friday, s.-pi. n 

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Beginning oj Community < otu Ml drive 
Tiie«riii>. (>i loiter I 

7J0 p in Hbttors Sociology Club Hon 
Man. HiiiIiIiiik 

''■tup hi. Newman Club meeting Memorial 

N.tx> pin Women'i glee£club Memorial 


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vim p ,,, ,ii, ii.-mm rebearaal Memorial 
rhuraday, October t 
II ik) ,i mi. Convocation Btdaey I HrrTirtl 

7 :! '' I' "' ' ""' '.■'•'" < petition ( oHfffea 

« »t 1 1> «- Mem itinMin,- 

Lloyd B. Copeland is from Colrain 
and is a graduate of Arms Academy. 
He made an outstanding record as 
president of his class, president of the 
student association, member of the 
student council and a mc BUM* of the 
track, foot hall, and basketball teams. 
Walter A. Zajchowski was graduated 
from Chicopee- High School where |,„ 
was a Pro-Merito student, a in. tuber 
of the student council, anci president 
of his dang, Zajchowski also was 
active in athletic- affairs Iw-ing awarded 
honorable mention on I he All Western 
Massachusetts football leam, .„ M j |„. 
ing a memlM-r of the golf and hockey 
I earns. 

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Continued from Page 1 
Robert S. Cole, Roger M. Cole, Frank 
P Conant, Lloyd B. Copeland, Ivan j 
Cousins, Donald H. Cowles, William ( 
H. Cox, Henry L. Daly, Roger H. 
Decker, Raymond A. Pegraff, Edgar 
\V. Dimock, Joseph A. Doherty, Joseph 
P Ponoghue, Michail Doolan, Kenneth 
Dorman, Russell E. Duval, Russell 
Duval, John Raymond Edwards, Ever- 
ett W. Eldridge, Jr., John Edwards, 
Richard D. Elliott, Thomas J. Ennght, 
Frederick Estabrook, Francis T. Fan- 
ning, Paul R. Fanning, Francis J. 
Farren, Leo D. Fay, Maurice Feather- 
man, Paul T. Ferriter, Meyer Fisher, 
William Fitzpatrick, Bertram Fogel, 
Maurice Fogel, Ralph L. Foster, 
Arnold Freedman. 

John J. Galvin, William A. Garside, 
Philip Geoffrion, Richard A. Giles, 
Robert Glass, J. Ferol Click, Lewis 
Glow, David Goldberg, Frederick D. 
Goode, Jr., Harold T. Gordon, Ken- 
neth W. Gould, Chester Gove, Emer- 
son W. Grant, James Graves, Charles 
W. Griffin, Thomas Handforth, Frank 
D Hawthorne, Thomas Handforth, 
George T. Haylon, Robert Haskins, 
Paul H. Haynes, Frank Healy, Harold 
Higginbotham, Franklin Hopkins, 
David W. Hornbaker, Sumner L. Hor- 
witz, William W. Howe, Herbert S. 
Howes, Fredrick K. Hughes, Albin F. 
Irzyk, Stephen H. Jablonski, Donald 
B. Jackson, Ira L. Jackson, Robert 
Jenney, Lawrence E. Johnson, Peter 
V Johnson, C. Nelson Julian, Arthur 
M Kaplan, Coleman Katz, Thomas C. 
Kenney, Jr., Louis Kertzman, Edmund 
M Keyes, Anthony Kieliszek, Richard 
W Kilburn, Herbert King, James S. 
King, John Kitson, Jr., William M. 
Knott, Carl Kokins, Stephen R. Kosa- 
kowski, Stanley Krowka, Everett M. 
Kruger, Abraham Landsman, Donald 
S Lawson, Leopold L. Leclais, Richard 
E Lee, John R. Lepage, W. Robert 
Leslie, Leonard M. Levin, Clifford h.. 
Lippincott, Phillips E. Luce, Lewis 
Luchini, Thomas G. Lyman. 

Isaac E. Malkin, John Manna, Don- 
ald S. Mayo, William B. McCowan, 
Edward G. Meade, James I. Meehan, 
Seaton C. Mendall, Alexander Miller, 
Douglas Milne, Harold E. Moore, Jr., 
Albert F. Moorehead, Clifton W. 
Moray, Edward L. Morin, Robert H. 
Muller, John J. Murphy, Robert J. 
Murphy, Alvan J. Myerson, Gordon 

E. Najar, Harry W. O'Connell, Robert 
W. Packard, Tracy 0. Page, John 
Parker, Gerald B. Parmenter, Ray- 
mond Parmenter, Peter P. Pastuszak, 
Joseph Paul, George E. Pereira, Ells- 
worth Phelps, Jr., Lawrence K. Pick- 
ard, Stanley Podolak, William L. 
Poole, Richard L. Powers, John J. 
Pratt, Jr., Paul W. Prescott, Frederick 
Purnell, IrVin D. Reade, Jr., Hyman 
Raikken, Ralph H. Reed, Ray R. Rei- 
singer, Milton Reiser, Everett Roberts, 
Charles Rodda, Harold D. Rose, Mor- 
ris Rosenthal. 

Lee L. Sanborn, Donald L. Sangster, 
Vincent R. Schmidt, Evi C. Scholz, 
Charles Schwartz, Ernest Schwartz, 
George J. Spelman, Lee C. Shipman, 
Charles E. Slater, Raymond E. Smart, 
Jr., Francis E. Smith, Robert A. 
Smith, Philip Solar, Franklin South- 
wick, Milton H. Stafford, Frank Stan- 
isiewski, Edmond J. Stawiecki, How- 
ard N. Steff, Jacob Steinberg, Court- 
ney J. Stetson, Edward F. Stoddard, 
Frank M. Stone, Norman E. Stone, 
Charles W. Stratton, Ellis Sullivan, 
Martti I. Suomi, Robert W. Swanson, 
David S. Tappan, Gordon F. Thomas, 
Norman T. Thomas, Jr., John V. 
Townsend, Rodney C. Turner, Robert 
E Ullman, Morrill T. Vittum, Walter 
T Wakefield, Jack Waldman, James 
Walsh, Francis A. Warren, Ervin L. 
Welch, Orrin E. West, Marciene R. 
Whitcomb, Ralph W. White, Thomas 
J Wilcock, E. Gillette Wilcox, Horace 
B Wildes, Gerhard M. Wilke, Edward 

B. Willard Elliott T. Wilson, Merton 
F Wilson, Melvin Wintman, Leonard 

C. Wirtanen, John J. Witek, Henry 
Wojtasiewicz, Frank J. Yourga, W al- 
ter A. Zajchowski, Stanley F. Zelazo. 

Rita Anderson, Mabelle Booth, 
Geraldine I. Bradley, Pauline Brett, 
Beryl F. Briggs, Pauline A. Brisset, 
Rita M. Buckley, Rosamond M. Burke, 
Dorothea Carr, Edna M. Chaffee, 
Elizabeth M. Clapp, Julia Colby, Doris 
Colgate, Grace B. Cooper, Marjone L. 
Copeland, Vivian E. Cordes, Justina 
Crosby, Shelagh Crowley, Eleanor S. 
Curtis, Mildred A. Czajkowski, Mar- 
jorie E Damon, Ethel V. Dixon, Ida 
Dolitsky, Charlotte L. Donahue, Mary 
Rita Doyle, Doris H. Dyer, Marjone 
< Esson, Elizabeth Eaton, Eva M. Eld- 
ridge, Gertrude H. Kay, Eleanor F. 
Fitts, Elizabeth P. Flynn, Wilma R. 
Foerster, Constance Fortin, Florence 
Goldberg, Sylvia Goldman, Marion E. 
Gunness, Bettina Hall, Vivian V . Hen- 
schel, Jeanette Herman, Elizabeth S. 

Jasper, Rose K. Jensen, Anne F. 
Kaplinsky, Mary M. Keefe, Elizabeth 
Kenyon, Katherine Kerivan, Marjone 
Litchfield, Julia M. Lynch, M. Phyllis 
MacDonald, Margaret M. Madden, 
Marian I. Maschin, Mary T. Meehan, 
Ethel Meurer, Frances S. Merrill, 
Shirley E. Nestle, Dorothy E. Nichols, 
Olive F. Norwood, Eleanor Nugent, 
Elizabeth J. Olson, Grace P. O'Don- 
nell, Nancy Parks, Virginia Pushee, 
Bertha Randall, Virginia M. Reid, 
Eunice M. Richardson, Blanch Rich- 
mond, Mary Rogosa, Joan R. Sannella, 
Muriel E. Scarborough, Nancy Scal- 
trito, Bernice Sedoff, Eleanor L. 
Sheehan, Ella Shevenell, Belva M. Sin- 
clair, Priscilla M. Smith, Bethany P. 
Snow, Inez E. Spofford, Marion K. 
Stomberg, Pauline J. Todd, Margaret 
E Truran, Wilna G. Valentine, Ruth 
E. Waddell, Isabelle P. Walker, Elea- 
nor W r ard, Elizabeth R. Warner, Mary 
L. West, Marjorie Wilcox, Julia Whit- 
ney, Lucy A. Zaskey, Celia M. Wo- 



Continued from Page 1 

baseball and soccer. 

B. Men who have played in a 
regular annual sophomore-freshman 
football, hockey, basketball, baseball 
or soccer game, plus the manager of 
said teams, provided the games be 
won by his class, shall be eligible to 
receive numerals at the recommen- 
dation of the coach of the respective 


C. In case of a tie game neither 
team shall be considered for award of 

4. In mi iiitereln** truck meet 
any person winning fiv«* points is 
rligihle to reeeive his iiuiiuthIm. 

5. <i«'iieriiliti«'s. 

A. No man may be awarded two 
sets of class numerals in any one term. 

R. Certificates will be given in 
conjunction with the numerals a- 
wardeo by the Interclass Athletic- 
Board. Judgment in all cases will be 
based on the rules herein. 

This constitution may In? amended 
by a two-thirds vote of the board. 


Continued from Page 2 
our estimation, enable the Collegian to 
attain a new effectiveness in its 
capacity of M.S.C.'s college news- 

Occasionally, we hear complaints 
from persons who disagree with the 
policy of this paper. Some consider 
us too radical; others object to our 
conservativeness. While we realize 
that it is an utter impossibility to 
satisfy every individual on this cam- 
pus, we want the Collegian to be a 
paper representative of the student 
body. We welcome suggestions and 

We attempt to present accounts of 
the college news as it happened with- 
out partiality to any department or 
minimization of any news. We pro- 
vice opportunity for student expression 
in the Agora column. Our editorial 
policy is simple — interpretation of 
the news when it is necessary and 
opposition to things which we believe 
detrimental to the welfare of the 

We are in accordance with the view 
that under no circumstances should 
the college press become controlled 
by either faculty or student groups 
who have no knowledge of newspapers 
and whose interests are not in sym- 
pathy with the journalistic profession. 
We believe that no paper can maintain 
the respect of the majority of the 
members of its community if it appears 
to be the branch of any other campus 
group or organization. 



Due to the lack of water in the 
college pond, the annual rope pull 
been postponed until at least ( ). 
1st. It has become an established tra- 
dition of the school to have an annual 
rope pull between the freshman »nd 
sophomore classes before the first 
football game of the season, usual i on 
the second Saturday of the sem> ■- t t -r. 
This year, however, the pond was 
drained for the removal of the di-lta, 
and as yet it has not refilled. It has 
been estimated that water is flowing 
into the pond at the rate of one barrel 
an hour. At this rate, with average 
rainfall, the pond should be deep 
enough to hold either the freshman 
or sophomores by October 1. 


Continued from Page 1 

14. Slugging positively prohibited. 

15. The contest will be awarded to 
the class obtaining a total majority of 
points in the three divisions. 

16. Violation of the rules will result 
in the immediate stopping and for- 
feiture of the contest . 

17. The Senate will be the judge. 


7:30 P. M. 


All members of Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Classes 
;ted in trying out for positions on the Editorial Board 




Continued from Page 1 
President Baker emphasized the fact 
that we are entering on the most 
important year in history, not only 
from the point of view that it is im- 
portant in our scholastic progress but 
also from the point of view that it is 
1 of significance to the student of world 
I affairs. To the student, it is important 
1 that he realize that good-housekeeping 
on the campus is essential to his wel- 
fare and happiness; that this campus 
is a friendly place, and that, hence, 
we make friends in so far as we arr 
friendly to our fellow students. If we 
wish to carry out a true spirit of 
friendliness, we — the representatives 
of this college and the hosts on the 
campus — will strive always to be as 
courteous and as helpful as possible 
to the visitors on our campus. 

"It is also of vital concern to all of 
us," he said, "that we keep and 
adhere to our loyalties, be they thost 
of the college, of our class, of our 
1 athletic teams, of activities outside 
| the campus, or fraternal ones. I par- 
ticularly urge you to be loyal to the 
church of your fathers; that is. be a 
I good Catholic, be a good Jew, or be 
'a good Protestant. If you are loyal 
to your church, to collegiate duties or 
organizations, you will also be loyal to 
your outside interests in such fields as 
art, music, books, the drama." 

In his turn the Dean addressed the 
students, first making it plain to them 
that whatever advantages they may 
possess as background will be in- 
effective unless they learn to plan and 
to carry through their projects in an 
independent way. This independence 
may be acquired in an institution the 
machinery of which is as complicated 
as that of this college, but once the 
necessary adjustments are made, the 
student will not only be able to work 
independetnly but will also be able to 
comprehend more clearly the objec- 
tives of education. 

"The student seeks the valu<- « 
life," said Dean Machmer. The 
faculty will assist you in your quest, 
but if you fail to respond and hence, 
their efforts are fruitless, you must 
remember that 'You can lead a stud 
ent to college, but you cannot make 
him think.' 

of the Massachusetts Collegian, report at the Collegian Office 
tonight, Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p. m. 

A number of positions open in both the Campus and Athletics 
Departments, will be filled at the conclusion of this compe- 



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V..I. XI.VI 


Mountain Day to 
Be Held Soon 

No. 2 

Shall we have a Mountain Day? 
Simple words, but the question is one 
of great importance about the campus 
as we enter the new year. Faculty 
and students are divided as to the 
cornet answer to the question, with 
the students hoping and praying that 
the answer will be given in the affirm- 
ative. Both have their own ideas 
about the subject. Each student 
recognizes Mountain Day as a matter 
of tradition, handed down to us by 
previous generations. Should this 
tradition be discontinued, who knows 
the effect it would have on the present 
classes? Would it be one of remorse? 

Meanwhile, let us explain a few 
facts about Mountain Day for the 
benefit of the new students. Years 
ago, Aggie men used to hike each 
Sunday, raiding near-by corn-fields 
and holding old-fashioned corn roasts. 
This custom was later embodied in 
Mountain Day. In its present day 
form, classes are called off at noon on 
some day in the fall, books are thrown 
aside and everyone journeys to Mt. 
Toby, where enjoyment is provided in 
the form of sizzling hot-dogs, burnt 
mirshmallows and real cider. Every- 
one has a chance to see the mountains 
in their many colors, brought about 
by t he changing of the leaves. A climb 
to the top of Mt. Toby is encountered 
hv the brave and adventuresome where 
(irevlock can be seen in the distance, 
Haystack with all the Green Mountains 
behind it, and far to .l.e East the pale, 
blue cones marking the Monadnock 
and Wachusetts mountains. 

The college is generous in regard to 
eats, and no one goes hungry. At 
the conclusion of the festivities, every- 
one groups around the fire, and sings 
the college songs so dear to the hearts 
of State College undergraduates. 

But what about transportation? 
Last year, trucks were provided by 
the college. Tradition tells us that the 
Continued on Page 3 

5. B. Haskell Speaks 
At Convocation 

Claiming that among the many 
harmful effects of the Big Depression, 
the damage done to international trade 
is one of the most significant, Sidney 
Haskell addressed the first regular 
student convocation today. Mr. Has- 
kell an alumnus of this college, is 
president of the Synthetic Nitrogen 
Corporation of New York. 

Today the big paradox is why we do 
not sell our goods with which our 
warehouses are stocked, and for lack 
of which foreign industries are idle. 
The main reason is that the United 
States, while willing to sell raw pro- 
ducts is unwilling to accept foreign 
made goods in return. Mr. Haskell 
declared that the United States must 
realize that trade is reciprocal in 
nature. If payment is not allowed for 
the products of this country, he prophe- 
cizes that a wholesale reorganization 
of our external economy is inevitable. 

Mr. Haskell went on to say that the 
devaluation of the dollar, while ad- 
j vocated as an aid to business, has 
created new difficulties for our ex- 
porting industries. 

In conclusion, our import industries 
are a necessary cog in our econom it- 
machinery. If they function properly 
they develop and maintain markets 
for our surplus problems. Should they 
operate improperly they may take the 
Lread from the mouths of American 


Building his address on Low as the 
Central Teaching of the Christain Re- 
ligion, Dr. Clyde Waldman, of 
Boston University, stressed that love 
is the eternal feature of life. 

When asked what Was the greatest of 
all the commandments, Jesus answered 
Continued on Page 2 


Nineteen seniors have enrolled this 
year as candidates for departmental 
honors. This is a considerable in- 
crease over last year, when only 
thirteen seniors enrolled, and a larger 
number by far than has ever baton 
done honors work since the inception 
of the plan in 1929. 

The largest number of honors 
candidates occurs in the subjects of 
English and chemistry. This is a 
great change from the situation last 
year when only one student did 
honors work in English and none in 
chemistry. The candidates for honors 
in chemistry are: Miss Francene 
Smith, William L. Goddard, W. 
Sjogren, Walter Wainio, James W. 
Clapp. The English honors candidates 
are: Miss Marian Bui Ian I. Leonta 
Horrigan, Barbara Bradley, Calvin S. 
Hannum, and Donald T. Donnelly. 

Meyer Glickstein, dairying; Milton 
Snow, dairying; W. Gordon Whaley, 
horticulture; Arthur Bixby, agricul- 
tural economics; Dean Click, land- 
scape architecture; Harry Pratt, en- 
tomology; Mary Cawley, mathematics; 
Samuel Neuman, French; and Mar- 
guerite LeDuc, French. 

The honors committee for this year 
has not been chosen yet. Last year's 
honors committee consisted of Pro- 
fessor Waugh, chairman, Professors 
Crampton, Rice, and Cane?, Assistant 
Professor Kweetman, and Assistant 
Dean Lanphear. 

Phi Sigma Kappa Leads 

In Fraternity Pledging 

Wallace Stuart '32 
Staying in Germany 

Through the exchange of German 
and American students, Wallace W, 
Stuart of M.S.C. left yesterday to 
study at the University of Leipzig, 
and Henning Freiherr von Doheneck, 
a student at the Technische Hoch- 
schule in Munich, is now at M.S.C. 
Both men are studying chemistry. 


Freshmen Impressed by 
Many Features of M.S.C. 

M S.C. is much better than people 
on the outside think," is the way one 
freshman put it, and twenty out of 
twtntv-five freshmen interviewed in 
a n informal survey this week expressed 
me opinion. The other five 
found the college to be just what they 
had expected. 

That Massachusetts State College 
B considered more or less an "agri- 
cultural school" in parts of the state 
■* r« waled by the survey. The cam- 
Pus, the new dormitory, and the 
faculty were pleasant surprises to 
most of the freshmen. Opinion on the 
">ursi- f instruction was divided. 

"'' fraternity rushing system was the 
{rentes! disappointment. 

Mori of the freshmen spoke of the 
"nun of fh e cam pus. One was im- 
vv ith its size. His opinion was 
■*» than off-set by the statement of 
| w " " rs that "It takes too long to 
Fa 'k from one class to another." One 
llk ^it... climate. 

Ihtr. was no unfavorable criticism 
*the acuity by the freshmen. One 
«mitted that the instructors were 

n " hard as I had expected." 

f n '"l found them "very helpful 


•that hand three students said 

courses, chemistry and French 
were harder than they had 
P'Tt,,| two f ounQ > them easier. | 

■■"I ', according to another, was 
"ard as he had thought it 

*"Uld I,.;- 


if rrif-n found the upperclassmen's 
a •tent of them far more pleasant 

than they had expected. Several 
spoke of the friendliness of the other 
students. On skeptic, who thought 
that the legends of the friendliness of 
students on the campus, as described 
in the freshman handbook, were 
exaggerated, confessed that he had 

The fraternity rushing system was 
variously called "wrong," "disap- 
pointment," and "more of a mess than 
I had expected." The main cause of 
dissatisfaction was that the freshmen 
were not allowed enough time to 
become acquainted with other fresh- 
men and upperclassmen. As a result, 
they did not know what they were 
getting into when they pledged a 

Freshmen athletics at the college 
were loudly praised by two men. 
They were impressed by the fact that 
all students had an opportunity to ! 
participate in sports. 

Minor suggestions made by the 
freshmen were that the college be \ 
put nearer the town, and that several 
theaters be erected in the near future. 

The women in the class declined 
to admit anything. All who were 
interviewed found the college just as 
they had expected. They were neither 
pleasantly surprised at anything, nor 
disappointed at anything. What did 
the misogynists of the class of 1939 
think of the type of American woman- 
hood on the M.S.C. campus? "No 
worse than I had expected." 

LaBt week the Collegian announced 
that all students who are at all news- 
paper-minded could compete for po- 
sitions on the board. This week the 
Collegian announces that it has a very 
representative group of '37 applicants 
who are willing and eager to punch 
typewriters in the interests of more 
and better news. The Collegian is now 
probing, and will so continue for six 
weeks, into the slothfulness of pen of 
this group. The following is the list, 
by classes of competitors: 

Class of 1937: Raymond Jordan, 
James Waldman, Barbara Nice. 

Class of 1938: Lydia Carpenter, 
Henry Klkind, Mary O'Connell, 
Elthea Thompson, Roberta Walkey, 
Maurice Tonkin, Stanley Flower. 

Class of 1939: Fran, is Farren, 

While an undergraduate, Mr. Stuart 
was managing editor of the Massa- 
chusetts Collegian, assistant to the 
statistics editor of the 1932 Index 
and a member of the Outing Club and 
the freshman track team. After re- 
ceiving his B.S. from the college in 
1932, he spent the next three years 
here as graduate assistant in chemistry. 
Last June he received his Ph. D. In 
Germany he will continue his study of 
physical chemistry. 

Henning Freiherr von Dobeneck 
was brought up in a humanistic school, 
Continued on Page 2 

163 Signify Choice u< Coin Ionium 
of Fall KiiNliiiiit Period 

Alpha < 1,111111111 Klio 
Class of '39: James Bennas, Roger 
Decker, James Graves, Thomas Han- 
fort h. 

Class of '38: Conrad Hemond, 
Harold Hemond, James Lee, Stanley 

Knpi»H K»*il<»ii 

Class of '39: Morrill Vittum, Charles 
Slater, Frank Yourga, Paul Haynes, 
Martti Suomi, Edward Keyes, Horace 
Wildes, Thomas Wilcox, William Gar- 
side, Douglas Milne, Edward Willard, 
John Balcom, Richard Giles, Vincent 
Schmidt, Orrin West, Elwood Phelps, 
Murton Wilson. 

Alplm K|»*ilon Pi 

Class of '39: MiltonjKaplan, Abra- 
ham Carp, Bertram Fogel, Everett 
Kruger, Maurice Featherman, Melvin 
Wintman, Edward Malkin, Jacob 
Steinberg, Norman Stone, Alvan My- 
erson, Abraham landsman, Louis 
Kertzman, Sidney Beck, Maurice 

Alpha Sigma INii 

Class of '39: Phillips Luce, Fr«d 
Purnell, Donald Mayo, William Mc- 
Cowan, John Townsend, Mario Alferi, 
Rodney Turner, Kvi Sholz, John 
Manna, Edward Stoddard. 

Class of '38: Kenneth B. Nolan. 
Russell B. Smith, Lawn-no- E. Johnson 

Phi Lambda Tan 

Class of '39: Jack Waldman, Milton 
Auerbach, Irving Blasslierg, Kenneth 
Cohen, Myron Fisher, Arnold Freed- 
man, Sumner Horwitz, Ira Jackson, 
Coleman Katz, Herbert King, Milton 
Reiser, Charles Schwartz, Earnest 

Class of '39: Saul Heller. 

Class of '37: Jack Waldman. 
Continued on Page 3 

Do Any of These Items 

Suit Your Instructors? 

Thomas Enright, Ellsworth Phelps, 
Margaret Madden, Mabelle Booth, 
Bettina Hall, I>-onard Levin, Joseph 
Doherty, Ruth Waddell, Eleanor 
Ward, Mary Meehan, Blanch Rich- 
mond, Florence Goldberg, Jeannclt.- 
Herman, Abraham Carp, Myer Fisher. 
Francis Smith, Everett Kruger, Philip 
Solar, Shelagh Crowley, Norman 
Thomas, Donald Brown, Donald Cadi- 
gan, Emery Moore, Norman Stone, 
Coleman Katz. 

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Thursday, October * 

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Thursday, October 10 
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Reprinted troin Aiihtii.iii Weekly 

Professors are constantly reminding 
students that human nature does not 
change, that people are doing quite 
the same things today that they did 
generations ago, and that individuals 
in certain positions or strata of life 
are more or less alike in customs and 
habits. Therefore, we feel sure that 
the faculty will be interested to hear 
of a certain psychological experiment 
carried on by the students of North 
Carolina State College. 

The following account of the exjM-ri- 
ment appeared in The American 

Students the world over are continu- 
ally annoyinK their professors by their 
class room conduct - and Professors, 
on the other hand, are often every bit 
as annoying to thc«ir students 
but as a rule undergraduates have to 
suffer in silence. Not bng ago, bow- 
ever, the tables were turned at North 
Carolina State College. A class of 12.5 
elementary psychology students was 
asked to study 112 professors for two 
weeks, and then turn in confidential 
reports on the annoying habits an I 
mannerisms of the teachers. 

In an article in a recent issue of the 
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psy- 
chology, Joe E. Moore, of North 
Carolina State College gives the results 
of this novel experiment. As listed by 
him, the 25 most frequently mentioned 
compalints, with the number of times 
each appeared in the reports, were as 
fol lows : 

1. Rambling in lectures 76 

2. Twisting mouth into odd 

shapos f;;j 

.'}. Frowning §g 

4. Playing or tinkering with 

objects r,\ 

B. Cocking head r )0 

<i Pulling ear, HO—, or lips 4, r , 

7. Sticking hands into pockets . .44 

8. Standing in an awkward 

position 42 

9. Pausing too long in takling 41 

10. Use of pat expressions :jq 

1 I . Scratching head an 

12. Not looking at class ;j7 

13. Lacking neatness ;j;j 

14. Talking too low 3] 

15. Using sarcasm ^'J 

16. Walking around too much 29 

17. "Wise cracking" 26 

IK. Talking too fast j t ; 

19. Faulty pronunciation 22 

20. Sitting slouched down in 


21. Hair unkempt 

22. Nervous movement-, 

23. Odd color Mmbtaatioaa in 

21. Making incomplete slat, 


25. "Riding students" 

Under the heading of ",,,-t expres- 
sions," a number of students listed t h<- 
phrases they found most annoying, 
and perhaps it is just as well that the 
mnortl wen; confidential otherwise 
quite a few professors might f«-cl 
offended ant) have difficulty 

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Official newspaper of the Manachu ttti SUte Col lege. Published every Th uriday by the ttu denU. 

CHARLES E. ESHBACH '37, Editor-in-chief 
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Printed by The Kingsbury Press, 82 North 
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1935 Member 1936 

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The development of the automobile opened up a vast new field 
for the American people. Transportation systems were com- 
pletely revolutionized and a hundred miles became a matter of 
two or three hours. Yet with all its advantages, the automobile 
brought its problems. Traffic congestion, accidents with the 
consequent injury and loss of life, and even an abandoning of the 
conventional ways of living have been attributed to the automobile 
in the years that have gone by since its development. 

In the last two or three years, the automobile has brought a real 
problem to Massachusetts State. When the depression made its 
influence evident and it became necessary that expenses be cur- 
tailed many students at this college became commuters. It was 
necessary for them to give up their residence in Amherst and live 
at home. In the classes that have entered since then many students 
are commuting. 

With cars providing the means of transportation, the parking 
problem on this campus has become serious. There are a number 
of small parking places on the campus. But these are required for 
faculty and other college employees. What to do with student 
cars is a problem. They are at present assigned to an inadequate 
space near the Memorial Building. This arrangement does not 
prove satisfactory. 

We realize that there must be control over the operation of 
student cars on the campus. We realize the necessity and are in 
accord with the provision which forbids students to drive their 
cars between classes. We realize the difficulty encountered by the 
campus policeman in enforcing the regulations. 

But we do feel that the Administration should take some steps 
to provide a suitable parking place for student cars. While the 
present place is serving as a parking area now, it is going to be a 
pretty poor one when snow and mud and ice complicate matters. 

A real parking area is needed, not only for student cars but for 
those of visitors attending meetings and conferences at M.S.C. 
The present area, if it were improved, might well serve the purpose. 
Other areas on the campus could be adapted to this use. 

What is needed is a real parking area, graded, and properly 
surfaced, and located within a reasonable distance of the center 
of college activity. If this were provided, the car parking problem 
would be solved. But until some adequate parking area is pro- 
vided, students will continue to ( be reluctant to park their cars in 
the present inadequate parking spaces. 

In a few words, the aim of this 
column is first to make, as far as is 
commensurate with the ability of its 
composer, a precise and thoughtful 
presentation of issues close to the 
student body, both as members of 
a college, and particularly of this 
college, and as citizens of a nation, and 
to place an evaluation upon these 
issues. Secondly, the column purports 
to be a part of a larger and a more con- 
structive whole, in that it hopes to form 
the nucleus of what someday may be a 
liberal club. The lamentable fact is 
well known here that M.S.C. never has 
held a very prominent position in 
collegiate circles in the more liberal 
category of constructive thinking. 
My desire is, and shall be, to aid in the 
alleviation of this distressing condition. 
The reason for this lethargy is that 
the student body insists upon con- 
tinuing to adhere to their secondary 
school traits. Now, according to the 
Jeffersonian doctrine of education, 
only a small minority of this vast, 
heterogeneous group should enter our 
colleges and universities to train for 
the powers of intelligent leadership and 
the guidance of the masses. This 
theory of discreet selection of talent 
is ably expressed in his "Notes On 
The State Of Virginis," in which 
Jefferson calls higher education "the 
culling from every condition of our 
people, the natural aristocracy of 
talents and virtue and... preparing it 
by education, at public expense, for 
the care of the public concerns.... We 
hope to avail the state of these talents 
which nature has sown as liberally 
among the poor as the rich, but which 
perish without use if not sought for 
and cultivated." 

The fact is that this very minority 
are entirely unaware of this duty and 
obligation and continues to adhere to 
the principles which were close to their 
hearts in secondary school. Above all 
other things the high school smugness 
of mind and soul persists, and the 
ideals of a higher education are buried 
under a mass of other forces. The 
manifestations of these forces, of 
course, are expressed in various or- 
ganizations. What these organizations 
are and wherein lie their weaknesses 
shall be a part of the business of this 
column to point out. 

We ask that the student body and 
the faculty respect our sincerity, if not 
our opinions. It has been our observa- 
tion that anyone who attempts to 
give his opinions in college is always 
confronted with many obstacles. But 
in spite of such apparent difficulties, we 
are interested in M.S.C. and want to 
contribute to its intellectual life, fore, 
after all, M.S.C. to us, stands for 
more than a storehouse for the peddling 
out of knowledge; it stands for a place 
where we all can receive an intellectual 
and spiritual training during the most 
formative years of our lives. 




October 12 nas been designated as Dads' Day and a week from 
Saturday the college will play host to the Dads of students. An 
extensive program is being arranged and according to present 
plans this year's Dads' Day should be one of the best ever held at 

Every student should make it a point to extend an invitation to 
his or her Dad to attend. Invitations have been sent to all Dads 
and to all male guardians of students attending M.S.C. Those 
students whose fathers are not living are requested to send invita- 
tions to their mothers to be present. 

Doc Click rather bemoaned the 
fact the other morning that some of 
this year's freshmen didn't know what 
a silo was. Nevertheless, everyone else 
seems to be encouraged by such signs. 
Maybe there's hope for State yet. . . . 
And then there was the sophomore 
who was preparing to mount a horse 
for the first time in his life one day 
next week. With his left foot in the 
stirrup, he gave a push with his right, 
and what happened? Why he pushed 
the horse over. . . . Elinor Nugent is 
still wondering just who this "Tom 
Jones of the Kappa Kappa house" 
can be. . . . The faculty is happy in 
view of the fact that his college has 
practically none of the liquor problems 
that trouble so many other colleges. 
This would seem to prove conclusively 
that we are not a hie college. ... All 
puns are intended for the particular 
attention of Prof. Rand. . . . And 
then there was the alumnus who 
returned to help out his fraternity in 
rushing. As he entered the door, a 
group of undergraduates rushed up 
and greeted him as another freshman, 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

It is with regret that I answer the 
indictment of liberal theology which 
appeared in the Agora column of the 
June 8 issue. Although the "Student" 
is an artist at word play, the malicious- 
ness which pervaded the article would 
discredit it in the eyes of sensitive and 
fair-minded people. For the sake of 
those who may have been deceived by 
his scholarly style it is necessary to 
correct several false statements. 

In the first place the "Student" 
displayed profound ignorance in ac- 
cusing the instructor of History 56 of 
dialetical materialism, which means 
carefully thought-out materialism; a 
once popular philosophy among scien- 
tists, that considers ultimate reality 
to be matter. It is the instructor's 
opinion that ultimate reality is not 
matter but spirit. 

A survey of the bibliography used 
in the course, of themes assigned, of 
freedom of discussion allowed in the 
course, and the method of instruction 
as well as aims and materials of in- 
struction make it appear stupid and 
malicious to accuse the instructor of 
Marxist propagandism. 

As to the economic interpretation 
of history, the course does stress and 
picture the various tides and ebbs of 
culture and offers as partial explana- 
tions physical and economic causes. 
However anyone who credits the 
instructor with presenting these as 
sole causes demonstrates a peculiar 
lack of comprehension. As a matter of 
fact, he does not believe in the econom- 
ic determination of history. How un- 
fair such an accusation appears to 
those who have heard him hotly 
debate the subject! 

The "Student" goes on to accuse 
the instructor of propagandizing in 
the Socialist cause. The course does 
not concern itself with socialism. 
However, on two occasions at the 
special request of the class, the prin- 
ciples of socialism were expounded. 

Dr. Ernest Freemont Tittle said, 
"Religion is concerned with the mean- 
ing of life. It is also concerned with 
the development of life and its en- 
richment." A great religion does not 
stop at personal experiences of God. 
As Dr. Pit van Dusen expressed so 
cogently, religion is di-polar, with 
spirit on the one side and social action 
on the other. Today thousands of 
sincere men and women who have 
been captivated by the spirit of Jesus 
are realizing their social obligations 
as Christians. They are striving 
valiantly to bring about a new and 
just social order which will be con- 
ducive to the development and en- 
richment of human personality. Let 
us rejoice that the significance of the 
cross is being restored in many of our 
churches. Reinhold Neibuhr has siid, 
"People who try to eliminate preju- 
dice and brutality in race relations, 
who give themselves to the cause of 
peace, who identify themselves with 
the weak and oppressed in the eco- 
nomic struggle .... are contributing 
more to the health of religion and life 
than those who content themselves 
with abstruse arguments on the nature 
of God." 





Memorial Building 


Lord Jeft Serenade™ 
will play 


The weekly musicales at the home of 
Professor Waugh have been resumed. 
and will be held every Wednesday at 
4 p.m. Anyone who would like to 
spend an hour a week listening to good 
music will be welcome as long as there 
14 room. 


The debating team will meet this 
evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Senate 
room. Men and co-eds of the Fresh- 
man, Sophomore, and Junior class 
who wish to try out for the team are 
invited to attend. 

and for the next five minutes, before 
he finally identified himself, he was 
treated in regular rushing fashion. . . . 
Life's terrific moments — go into the 
college bookstore at 4:01 p.m. . . . 
Any afternoon now, Ed Soulierre and 
Bishop can be seen chasing squirrels 
around the campus. . . . Sigma Beta 
Chi was not at home last Sunday 
evening to callers. One rumor has it 
that they were all studying. . . . 



Continued from Page 1 
"Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God 
with all they strength and might" and 
a second, "Love thy neighbor as thy 

Around this idea of love the whole 

Christian and Judiastic faiths revolve. 
He developed love as the basis of all 
human experience. It is love that 
forms our family life, our communities, 
nations and which brings the world 
closer to its parts and to God. 

Drawing the story of the Prodigal 
Son as his chief illustration of love, 
Dr Waldman pointed to the love of the 
father who saw his son returning while 
he was yet afar off and hastened to 
meet him. Although the son had 
sinned, the father could only love and 
forgive him. "Abide these three; 
faith, hope, love. And the greatest of 
these is love." 

Next Sunday evening the address 
will again be given by Dr. Waldman 
Preceeding the service, Myles Boylan 
'36 will present fifteen minutes of 
appropriate violin music. 



Continued from Page 1 
and later entered the Teehnische 
Hochschule (Institute of Technology 
in Munich. There he studied under 
Professor Hans Fischer, who was 
awarded the Nobel prize in 1930 for 
the synthesis of haemin. He is 
specializing in organic chemistry. 

His title, one of the oldest in Ger- 
many, was first bestowed in the 
thirteenth century. In the middle 
ages several members of his family were 
lord-mayors of the city of Nuremburg. 
Many, including his father and 
brothers, were high officers in the 
Prussian army. At present his family 
is living in Munich in Bavaria. 

This fall he is conducting a special 
course in German at the college. 
While it is primarily a course in 
conversational German, it is also 
intended to familiarize students with 
Germany and inform them of present 
conditions in that country. 

In the short time he has been at the 
college, he has been impressed par- 
ticularly with the friendliness and the 
comparative lack of seriousness of the 
students. From reading American 
newspapers he had not been led to 
expect such hospitality. The differ- 
ence in the educational systems of the 
two countries under which American 
college students are younger thin those 
in Germany, he believes, is why stu- 
dents here are not nearly as serious as 
those in German institutions. The 
first two years of college in America 
correspond to the last two years > ot 
"middle school" in Germanv. The 
last two years of college are th 
as the first two of the "high school 
or university. 

On this same basis of • * hange. 
there are 47 German stu.tents « 
America. While the idea is no* ne*. 
the exchange of students in ™ * 
highly organized than evt f befo ^ 
It offers students of one C ntry * 
inexpensive means of seeing ' ° j 
and increasing their unders' '' ding 
it. - tf 

In addition to the exchan ■«"" 
students desiring an inexp e 
of getting to Europe m.< »" w K 
through the "Junior year in < ; ,T ™*\ 
plan. Henning Freiherr voi' °J**"JJ 
is very much interested in th* ^ 
and expressed great wih« ■'■~ ne * w 
assist students interested m * .. 
abroad in making arrange 
those in charge of the proj- 


Soccer Season Opens Saturday 

Harriers at Medford Friday 

s.incriiH'ii Face W.P.I, 
in Home Content 

State will enter on even terms with 
\\'i re ester Tech in its first home game 
n , xi Saturday afternoon," said Larry 
HriKK». varsity soccer coach in an 
interview with the Collegian sports 
reporter. Ordinarily this statement 
w tiki seem to be very trite. But when 
tin opponents boast of a veteran 
i, ,111 which includes one of the best 
■occer players in New England, a lad 
njimfd McEwan, this statement is 
highly optimistic. 

With a schedule of almost daily 
practice games during the last week 
the »quad is slowly rounding into 
shape-. Informal tilts with Hopkins 
Academy and Amherst College have 
tended to develope cocordination and 
team play. 

With graduation taking more than 
its toll of first string players, the 
vanity team that faces the Worcester 
T.-chnicians next Saturday will be 
doited with new faces. The tentative 
lineup, as released by Larry Briggs, 
includes Jim Hodder at goal; Lew 
Gillett and Ray Conway, fullbacks; 
Moh Feinburg, Don Osley, and Bob 
Biabar, halfbacks; and Sam Golub, 
Dutch Sweinberger, Joe Kennedy, 
Jim Davidson, and Larry Kyle, for- 

Jim Hodder is attempting to fill the 
goalie position left open by the 
graduation of Bill Norris. With Red 
Wood and Clayt George, last year's 
All American fullbacks gone Coach 
Briggs is attempting to mould his 
defense around Lew Gillette and Ray 
Conway. In an emergency Dutch 
Sweinherg is a very capable replace- 
ment. Bob Feinberg has been switched 
from the forward line to the left half- 
hack position. Completing the trio 
are Osley, a newcomer, and Bob 
Bbbar, a veteran. 

Because of the wealth of material 
in the forward line it is difficult to 
choose the five men that will definitely 
start. At this writing Sam Golub, 
star sophomore winger, and Capt. 
Jim Davidson are the only players 
sure of starting posts. Larry Kyle is 
in heavy competition with Carl Dun- 
kar for the right outside forward post. 
It is fitting that State should make 
its dehut on the new soccer field with 
one of its oldest rivals, Worcester 
Tech. Last year State lost its opening 
game to the Worcester engineers at 
Worcester by the score of 2-0. In the 
last five years of play State has won 
three games while the Scarlet and 
CJray have emerged victorious in two. 
This year the Worcester team is 
coached by Ed Higgenbottom, former 
Clark star, and is Captained by John 
Brand, a forward. 

Proctor and Gillette Only 
Lettermen Available 

With a team almost stripped of 
experienced runners, the Mass. State 
harriers open with Tufts tomorrow 
afternoon at 4 p.m. in Medford. This 
year with a team mostly made up of 
new men, the Derbymen will strive to 
maintain their series of undefeated 
meets with Tufts. Not once since 
Derby has been at M.S.C. has a 
Maroon and White cross country team 
fallen before Tufts. 

Last year in a meet held at home, 
the State team defeated the Jumbos 
17-38. In this race Proctor, Stepat, 
and Murray tied for first place. 

The team that travels to Tufts 
tomorrow will be without four of its 
last year's members. Stepat and 
Murray have been lost through gradu- 
ation last June. As for Gordon Bishop 
and Bill Gillette, the former has been 
lost because of an accident last sum- 
mer, and Gillette is unable to compete, 
at least for the present, because of a 
recent operation. As a result of the 
time trials held earlier this week, the 
following men will make the trip to- 
morrow: Captain Proctor, Lunanberg, 
Sampson, Horace Bolton, L. Roberts, 
Mitchell NeJame, Osgood Villaume, 
and Ed Beaumont. 

The Tufts team, which is also run- 
ning its first course of the season, will 
have three of last year's veterans on 
hand. These are Captain Pane who 
came in seventh last year, Steve Starr 
who came in ninth, and Duffy who 
arrived tenth. Of these Starr is the 
most dangerous, having nosed oui 
Stepat in a mile race last year. The 
Tuft's team will be reinforced by 
Lape and Johnson two members of 
last year's freshman team, which 
finished third in the N.E.I, meet 
last year in Boston. 

Williams Wades Through Mud To Garner 

28-0 Victory Over Statesmen In Opener 

Bowdoin Visitors Next On Grid Schedule 


Sttit«>Miu«.|i to OppoNe Ileavy 
Howdoin Itackfield 


Continued from Page 1 
Theta Chi 

Class of '39: Willis Allen, William 
Cox, Everett Eldrige, Dick Goodde, 
David Hornbaker, William Howes, 
Richard Kilburn, Robert Leslie, Clif- 
ford Morey, Robert Packard, John 
Parker, Howard Steff, Ellis Sullivan, 
Thomas Wakefield. 

Class of '38: John Tindale, transfer 
from the University of Virginia; Walter 
Green, transfer from Tufts College. 

With 89 freshmen reporting to 
Coach Mel Taube for football last 
Thursday, the freshman physical ed- 
ucation program got under way. 
Although there will be no freshman 
schedule, the men will be divided into 
teams for a round-robin tourney. At 
the close of the season the outstanding 
players will be chosen to represent 
their class in the annual freshman- 
sophomore game. Numerals will be 
awarded to the winning team. 

In preparation for the only definite 
freshman schedule, 18 reported to 
Coach Derby for cross country. Al- 
though fall track is mainly condition- 
ing and practice for winter and spring 
track, 8 freshmen chose this sport. 

Soccer, another one of the four 
elective sports for freshmen, has 37 
adherents. This is one of the largest 
yearling squads to ever report for this 
sport. Soccer practice will be held in 
much the same fashion as football, 
and will be directed by Coach Briggs. 
The men will be divided into teams 
which will compete with each other. 
The freshmen soccer players will also 
end their season with a numeral game 
against the sophomores. 

In spite of the fact that the require- 
ments attached to swimming are a 
little more rigid than those with regard 
to other sports, 38 freshmen have 
signed up for this sport. The natatore 
are required to report for practice four 
times a week. It is hoped that some 
informal meets may be arranged for 
this group. 

The remaining 23 men who did not 
elect any sport will take classwork 
which consists of the playing of various 
sports for a definite period of time. 
Ten freshmen will take special exer- 
cises under the direction of Doctor 
Radcliffe. In this way all freshmen 
will engaged in one form of exercise or 


Announcement was made last Mon- 
day of the appointment of twenty 
four non-commissioned officers in the 
c adet regiment, R.O.T.C. cavalry 
un 't at the college. The following 
meml^rs of the class of 1937 were 
appointed cadet sargeants: Arthur C. 
A*ery, Isadore Barr, Robert A. Beibe, 
kwix A. Breault, Jr., Alfred W. Bru- 
n «'u. U r oy p. Clark, Robert E. 
J^uhig, James F. Cutter, Ernest K. 
*v», Albert J. Gricius, Robert P. 
HokWorth, Jr., Leroy K. Houghton 
*- Allan S. Ingalla, John E. Landers, 
Wendc 11 E. Lapham, Walter B. Mosely 
A nth„ny J. Nogelo, David A. Peter- 
*° n . Kenwood J. Ross, John Ruffley, 
•m John J. Talinski, Harvey G. 
ur "r, Jr., Frederick W. Whittemore, 
dr -. and Arthur E. Robinson, Jr. 

Siftma Phi Epailon 

Class of '39: Harvey Barke, Philip 
Burgen, Henry Daly, William Fitz- 
patrick, Philip Geoffrion, Frank Healy, 
Richard Powers, Robert Smith. 

Class of '38: Joseph Bianco. 

Class of '37: Malcom Butler. 



L . Fr " v^or Allardyce Nicoll of Yale 
M mv ' tty will give a lecture in the 
n ' m JjJ Building on Monday even- 
^ ''ctober 7, at eight o'clock. 
I< . ture is being presented by the 
nou,t «T Doiaters. 

Lambda Chi Alpha 

Class of '39: Stephen Kozakowski, 
Robert Muller, John LePaige, Paul 
Prescott, Marciene Whitcomb, Charles 

Kappa Sigma 

Class of '39: Edward Meade, Ferol 
Glick, Milton Stafford, Arthur Broad- 
foot, Ray Reisinger, Francis Smith, 
Edward Morin, Tracy Page, Frederick 
Estabrook, Lawrence Johnson, Robert 
Cain, Seaton Mendall. 

Phi Sigma Knppn 

Class of 1939: Allen Gove, John 
J. Murphy, Robert B. Glass, Gerald 
Parmenter, Ray Parmenter, Lloyd B. 
Copeland, Ralph H. Reed, Peter V. 
Johnson Joseph A. Doherty, George C. 
Benjamin, Sidney M. Boice, C. Ell- 
wood Lyppincott, Charles W. Stratton, 
Kenneth W. Gould, Ervin L. Welch, 
Paul R. Fanning, Frank T. Fanning, 
Thomas Kenny, Charles L. Branch, 
C. Nelson Julian, Alexander Alexion, 
Roger M. Colt, Emerson Grant, 
Gardner Andersen, H. Emery Moore, 
Jr., Donald Calo, Norman T. Thomas, 
Jr., Gordon Najar, Robert Allen, Don 
Lawson, Don Brown, Thomas Lyman. 

Class of 1938: David Mildram, 
Wendell Quast. 


Class of 1939: Frank Stone, Leo 
Fay, Ivan Cousins, Kenneth Dorman, 
Lee Sanborn, Ervin Read, Albin 
Irzyk, John Hitson, George Spellman, 
Stanley Bettenly, Raymond Degraff, 
Lewis Luchini, Lee Shipman, Everett 
Roberts, Gordon Thomas, Leonard 
Wirtman, Walter Zachowski. Donald 



Continued from Page 1 
men of Aggie walked to and from Toby. 
A certain amount of exercise should 
be derived from the trip. Here is a 
chance to climb to the top of Toby. 
Why not ride as far as Sunderland 
Park on the trucks? From that point 
everyone could climb to the top of the 
mountain where eats would Ik; in 
readiness upon arrival and trucks 
would be on hand to take the excur- 
sionists back to the campus at the 
conclusion of the picnic. Many stu- 
dents make the climb each year. 
Upon their return, they describe the 
wonderful time they had in climbing 
and the experience of walking down the 
old trails. Some are content to sit 
back, however, and let the other fellow 
hike over the mountains, believing 
that such sport is dangerous. No 
accidents have happened in previous 
years and there is almost no danger 
from rattlesnakes. 

And now back to the question of 
whether we should have a Mountain 
Day or not this year. To most of the 
faculty, it marks merely a day off as 
they are not in the habit of making 
the trip to any extent. To others it 
serves as a detriment to the work of 
the course, while some are glad to give 
the student a chance to draw away 
from his books and enjoy himself. 

Tradition alone does not mark the 
student side of the question. With the 
fall season passing fast, it is his last 
opportunity to view the work of 
Nature and see the seasons of Autumn 
and Summer rolled int oone before 
Winter sets in. To the freshman, an 
opportunity is given to survey the vast 
limits which the campus conveys. 

It is generally hoped that Mountain 
Day is not passing through its final 
stages. The old custom of ringing the 
chapel bell on an unannounced day 
during October will be remembered 
by everyone should this be so. The 
next few weeks will tell the story. 

Hoping to make good their 28-0 loss 
to Williams, the State eleven plays 
host to Bowdoin College in the first 
game of the season to be played on 
Alumni Feild next Saturday afternoon 
at 2 p.m. 

Last year when State travelled to 
Bowdoin, the Maine team kept their 
obviously stronger opponent to a 
scoreless tie. The game last yjar was 
played under wet conditions with a 
torrential rain increasing in volume as 
the game proceeded. As in other 
encounters the Taubemen were seri- 
ously handicapped by the condition 
of the field and were unable to do 
anything decisive. 

The game next Saturday will be the 
first for an untriad 1935 Bowdoin 
eleven, and for this reason the Taube- 
men with one game behind them ought 
to have the edge on the Polar Bears. 
The Bowdoin team is one of the light- 
est that that college has had in several 
years. Here too the Statesmen will 
have an advantage. But if the Polar 
Bear team is light, it nevertheless has 
some fast backs who if utilized cor- 
rectly will mean trouble for any team. 
Backfield ball-toters are plentiful 
at Bowdoin but only one of the back- 
field candidates among whom are six 
lettermen weighs over 160 lbs. The 
six lettermen are Capt. A. Putnam, 
Ralph Johnson, John Reed, Bill Shaw, 
Wendall Sawyer, and Bill Soule. Of 
these Sawyer who played quarter- 
back in last year's game, and who was 
so effective with his quick kicks is the 
heaviest weighing 174 lbs, while Reed 
is the lightest tipping the scales at 144. 
Holding down end positions on the 
Bowdoin eleven will probably be two 
veterans, Joe Drummand, and Bill 
Manter who was the outstanding man 
on the Bowdoin team last year. Start- 
ing in tackle position will probably be 
Charlie Smith, and George Griffith of 

The fight for guard positions on the 
Bowdoin team, for which there are no 
veterans competing, is wide open 
among three Massachusetts boy.s Ler- 
com of Dedham, Ashkanazy of Lynn, 
and Clapp of Watertown. Bill Drake 
a regular center two years back has his 
old position all sewed up. 

Eddie It— lay, Purple Veteran, 
AeeoiiniM for Three Touchdown,! 

Musical Clubs 
Plan Operetta 

Production of the Gilbert and 
Sullivan operetta "Trial by Jury" by 
the combined musical clubs got under- 
way September 25 with a meeting of 
interested students. It will be pre- 
sented as part of the annual Bay 
State Review on December 13. 

Students interested in trying out 
for leads in the one-act operetta are 
being interviewed by Mr. Stratton. 
The parts open are: The Judge, 
baritone; the Plaintiff, soprano; Coun- 
sel for Plaintiff, tenor; Defendant, 
tenor; Foreman of the Jury, bass; 
and Usher, baritone. 

The plot of the operetta concerns a 
breach of promise suit. It caricatures 
particularly the court procedure in 
England at the turn of the 19th 
century, and it is still applicable. 

Both the presentation of an oper- 
etta by the students and the form of 
the Bay State Review will be inno- 
vations. No operetta has been pro- 
duced at the college in recent years, 
and in the past the Bay State Review 
has consisted of an original musical 
comedy or specialties by the students. 
This year it will be in the form of a 
concert by the musical clubs. 

The individual musical clubs will 
begin rehearsals this week. All stud- 
ents, including freshmen, may attend 
for tryouts and rehearsals. Tonight 
at 8 p.m. the men's glee club will 
meet in the Memorial Build. ng. On 
October 1 the women's glee club will 
meet there at 8. The orchestra will 
meet the next night. 

A strong Williams eleven found a 
muddy field very much to their liking 
as they trounced the Statesmen 28-0 
at WtMton Field in Williamstown, 
SeptemU'r 28. Eddie Stanley, veteran 
Purple halfback, romped almost at 
will behind a heavy and effective line 
to gain considerable yardage and score 
three of the four Williams touchdowns. 
The game opened with a first period 
devoted largely to punting. Fran 
Kiel's effective boot kept the ball 
mostly in Williams territory, but a 
tackle smash !>y Mosely of the Williams 
squad brought the Ephmen's offensive 
into State lines for the first time. 

An incompleted Williams pass kept 
the Purple tactics devoted largely to 
plunging at the left and center sections 
of StacVs line. Stanley made his first 
touchdown from the Maroon and 
White 33-yard line aa he dodged 
through half the State team with 
perfect interference to lead the way. 
Moseley converted for the extra point. 
The second period showed fine de- 
fensive work by Roasiter and Adams, 
both of whom accounted for recovered 
Williams funhles and by Lapham who 
raced down the field to drop punt- 
receiver Stanton as he caught the ball 
on the Williams 15-yard stripe. Wil- 
liams, however, continued plunging 
through tackle and center and Stanley 
again scored, this time from the 20- 
yard line. A State aerial attack pro- 
vided the Maroon and White rooters 
with some encouragement during the 
closing minutes of the second period, 
but was unable to bring the Statesmen 
reward for their efforts. 

A feature of the third period was a 
completed fifty-yard pass from Stewart 
to Lapham. The third Williams score 
came in thia period, with Holmes and 
Stanley engineering the ball into 
threatening territory and Stanley go- 
ing over through tackle from the 6- 
yard line. Rossiter and Lapham ac- 
counted for more fine defensive work, 
with Davo recovering one more fum- 

Holmes made the fina Williams 
touchdown in the last quarter, run- 
ning through tackle from the 8-yard 
marker. Moaeley'a third attempt at a 
conversion was unsuccessful. The 
final Williams points were made as a 
boot from the foot of "Tik" Tikofski 
was blocked behind the goal, scoring 
a safety for the Purple. 

The lineup: 

William* uiuu vi ail 

1-atvis. I- St-arsn. Star. Wife "re. H*™ 

Jones, Tenney, It rt <UmI.u i.- !"' k 

<- .!„..,„. Jay. W,,., g . l*il^5S%JSB! 

Lewis Noehren Newman r c Roiwiter Grl.uiui 
CoteMfct Cwnwell Green Jay Tll \ K sievers 
M. <«,„„ ( ,,„„,;,„ (urtin rt It Patters,,,, (, r;iy 
Welles Kehwy Ostnm.ler re le | x -hr Lanham 
Salsi.l, |>. Stearns qb qb Allen Stun™, 

rhb, Fna Kiel. Hrown. 
„ , .. Kilipkoski 

llib. hred Kiel. K,.„, Rj,.| 
II'. Kocaja, Murphy 

Holmes, Bent, llil, 

Stanley, Stanton, rhb i Holmes Point after touchdown 
Mosel.-y 2. Referee, j Frankly,, K.rrell Umpire 
hlwynri li.inn. I.,,,.- .man. W. II. McConneM 
I" lo-minute jvriod.,. 

Despite the rain, State had an 
excellent supply of rooters at Williams- 
town, some of them even braving the 
elements in rumble seats to attend the 
contest. Noticeable on the State side 
were Bill Davis, who used to do some 
fine pass-receiving for the Maroon and 
White, and Johnny Consolatti, half- 
back on last year's squad. 


CfeOfgM Bernique has been ap- 
pointed new department aHsistant in 
Fnnch. He will supervise the Labora- 
tory Work in Phonetics which will take 
place in French Hall, Room 102, during 
the following hours: 
Tuesday 2-5 p.m. 
Wednesday 1-5 p.m. 
Thursday 3-5 p.m. 
Friday 1-2:30, 4-5 p.m. 
Saturday 11-12 a.m. 

M. Bernique is a graduate of As- 
sumption College, the only French 
Classical College in America. He is 
now doing graduate work here at the 
State College. 

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K A 



The appointment of twenty-one 
graduate assistants in twelve depart- 
ments has been announced hy Director 
Fred J. Sievers, head of the graduate 
school. The group includes fifteen 
new appointments. Of the entire 
numlicr ten received their bachelor's 

degree Ht M.S.C. 

The appointments include Klfriedc 
Klauke, M.S.C. in agronomy, Rich- 
ard Clemence, Brown University in 
agricultural economics; Amedeo Hon- 
di, Conn. State College, and Carl C. 
Clancy in bacteriology; Walter H. 
Hodge, Clark University in botany; 
Chester French, M.S.C, Rudolph 
Frundt, Hope College, John Calvi, 
M.S.C, Alfred N. Newton, M.S.C, 
and Cornelius (Jain, Univ. of Kentucky 
in chemistry; A. A. Lucy, M.S.C in 
economics; Carrolle Moore, Conn. 
State College, Philip Robinson, MS, 
C., and Roland Becker, M.S.C. in 
education; Inez Williams, M.S.C in 
entomology, Clyde Dow, Kmerson 
College, and Collis C Lyle, Cornell 
Univ. in languages and literature; 
Dorothy Doran, M.S.C in home eco 
nomics; and Carl S. Cuerlack, Mich- 
igan State College, and Chas. E. 
Myers, Colorado State College in 
landscape architecture. 

Alumnus Married 

Interfraternity Council 

Elects New Officers 

Ken Ron* '37 Elected Secretary 
for Com i lift Year 

At the first meeting of the Inter- 
fraternity Council held recently, 
Kenwood Ross was elected secretary 
for the present year. Kmil Koenig was 
elected president and Harold Midgely 
was elected vice-president at a meeting 
held last June before the college 


The members of the Interfraternity 
Council for this year include; 

Kappa Epsilon: 

Louis de Wilde 
Elliot Newcomb 

Theta Chi 

Phillip Lay ton 

Arthur Putnam 
Sigma Phi Epsilon; 

Albert Richards 

Addison Sanford 
Alpha Gamma Rho: 

Emil Koenig 

Raymond Wyman 

Kappa Sigma: 

John Stewart 

Clifford Symanczyk 
Lambda Chi Alpha: 

Walter Waino 

Kenwood Ross 

siiiRLBY McCarthy 

Co-eds Again Lead 
Men in Scholarship 

The class averages for the second 
semester of 1984-38 has been an- 
nounced by the Registrar's Office. 
None of the sororities and only four 
Of the fraternities have made their 
averages available to the Registrar's 
Office. Of the four fraternities, Alpha 
Oamma Rho leads with an average of 
76.9. The classes and fraternities 

Year Men Women Total 

1936 81 18 81 90 81.34 

1936 78 27 79 01 78.50 

1937 72 50 73.70 72 80 

1938 71.60 71 99 71.68 
Total all Men: 75 25 
Total all Women: 76 15 
Total College: 75.50 
Fraternity Averages 

Alpha Oamma Rho 76 80 

Lambda Chi Alpha 75 99 

Theta Chi 75 89 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 75 85 

Frosh and Sophs 
Await Rope Pull 

Each hour that goes by means that 
one more barrel of water has drooled 
into the College Pond. Each day that 
passes means that the Soph-Krosh 
rope pull across the pond is 24 barrels 
Of water nearer actuality. Sophomores 
and freshman are zealously watching 
the rising level of the pond, for they 
will know that the water will be deeper 
this year. 

I,ast year 60 leather-lunged sopho- 
mores scored a moral victory over the 
frosh. While the frosh were not actu- 
ally pulled through, they were struggl 
ing at the water's edge at the final 
gun. At the invitation of the Senate, 
they then swashed through the deep. 


Alumnus Married 

Sigma Beta Chi will hold a 
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'cloi ■> 
the housemother, Miss Colcord, pa. 
tronesses, Mrs. Warfel, Mrs Si< 
Mrs. Smart, and Mrs. Hadcliffc. and 
other invited guests. 

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F ranees Cook, alumna of Sigma 
Beta Chi, was visiting here on campus 
this weekend. 

On Oct. 13, Phi Zeta will hold a tea 
for their housemother, Mrs. All.n 
Ruth Wood, '37, is chairman i n 

Phi Lambda Tau: 

Carleton Finklestein 
Edward Bernstein 

Alpha Epsilon Phi: 

Arnold Shulkin 
Alfred Novick 

Q. T. V.: 

Roy Clark 
Harvey Turner 

Phi Sigma Kappa: 

Harold Midgely 
Harry Blaisdell 

Alpha Sigma Phi: 

Robert Bray 
David Peterson 

Due to the Carnegie Orant, there 
was made available last year a great 
musical opportunity for the students 
of this College. The Massachusetts 
State College was the second college 
to receive this grant of musical equip- 
ment. The equipment consists of a 
Capehart, the moat expensive type 
of phonograph available, having three 
times the tonal range of any other 
phonograph, and a complete collection 
of the finest records from all over the 
world, scores for these records, and 
an unusually fine library of books on 
music. This whole equipment, valued 
at several thousand dollars, is now 
available for the use of all the students. 
It is housed in the Memorial Building 
and may be used during the following 
hours only: 

Monday 1-6 p.m. 

Tuesday 1-5:30 p.m. 

Wednesday 1-6 p.m. 

Thursday 4-6 p.m. 

Friday 1-6 p.m. 

Saturday 1-6 p.m. 

Sunday 1-5 p.m. 

This schedule is subject to change, 
the Alumni Office furnishing the neces- 
sary information concerning the time 
when the auditorium is free. 

Department assistants who will 
supervise the use of the equipment are 
James Kerr, James Olivier, and Earl 

A collection of paintings holding 
much interest to western New Eng- 
enders, and particularly to the people 
on our campus and in the town of 
Amherst, is now on exhibition in the 
lobby of the Memorial Building. 

The artist, Stephen L. Hamilton, 
was graduated from Mass. State 
College in 1931, and now makes his 
home in New Salem. Due to illness 
which lasted over a period of several 
years, Mr. Hamilton's activities of a 
more strenuous nature were restrained, 
but not his love for painting, his 
knowledge of which he has whol ly 
taught himself. He has a deep interest 
and love for the landscape of western 
New England. In the execution of the 
subject matter he has been very true, 
as may be concluded from the examina- 
tion of many of his paintings. He has 
caught the spirit of fall, the mood of 
our blue hills, moonlight, and snow- 

The exhibit consisting of nearly 
fifty pictures, shows his particular 
fondness for water colors. Water 
color was used for the majority of 
pieces; several are oils, pastels, and 
dry points. 

This is Mr. Hamilton's third exhibit 
here. He has also exhibited at Amherst 
College and in the Jones Library. 

Mrs. Ella T. Woodbury, former 
housemother of Phi Zeta, was made 
an honorary member of the sorority. 

Following is a list of the teas to be 
held in the Abbey this semester: 

Oct. 16 Phi Zeta 

30 Alpha Lambda Mu 

Nov. 13 Sigma Beta Chi 

20 Sigma Iota 

Dec. 4 Home Ec Club 

18 Abbey 

Jan. 8 Y.W.C.A. 

15 W.A.A. 

22 Senior Class 

24 Junior Class 

28 Sophomore Class 

30 Freshman Class 

Feb. 12 W.S.G.A. 


A tea is being given at Limbda 
Delta Mu house for Mrs. Ward 
Damon and her friend* . Louise Ha lev 
is chairman of the committee in 

On October 9th there will be a tea in 
the Abbey Center give.i by I^amdba 
Delta Mu sorority. Judith Wood is 
chairman of the committee in charge. 

Harriet Roper, a member of lambda 
Delta Mu, was married Sept. 28 to 
Les Kimball. The ceremony took plan 
in the couple's future home in IVIham. 

Julia Graves is a new pledge. 

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The Dean's Office announces the 

following enrollment for the school 
year 1935-36: 

Whole School: 1066 

Boys Girls Total 

Freshman Class 240 90 330 

Sophomore Class 197 78 275 

Junior Class 176 63 239 

Senior Class 154 67 221 


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By Col. Romeyn 

{TM following article regarding 

Colonel Charles A. Romeyn, until 

,st 1, head of the military depart - 

mC r! at M.S.C., appeared recently in 

a Sn'ingfield newspaper.) 

Rfcent announcement of a war 
d,.| irtment order transferring Col. 
Qbartea A. Romeyn, since 1931 com- 
mandant of the R.O.T.C. unit at 
JfoaaodbaiMMi State College, to active 
duty in the 3d corps area, climaxes 
four years of administrative work that 
has raised the caliber of the State 
college unit until it is one of the finest 
R.O.T.C. units in the east. Coming to 
M .S.C. in 1931, Col. Romeyn intro- 
duced a new system of selecting stu- 
dents for advanced military work and 
instituted several new features in 
R.O.T.C. work. 

During Col. Romeyn's administra- 
tion of the R.O.T.C. unit at the 
college several outstanding events 
have occured to increase the prestige 
which the unit enjoys among the stu- 
dents and faculty of the college. En- 
rolment in the advanced course for 
juniors and seniors has increased the 
number of vacancies available. A 
noticeable improvement in the quality 
of the horses also has been effected 
during this administration. 

The increased pressure for enrol 


Mr. Troy Talks Community Concert I CAMPUS PERSON A MTICC 
to Newman Club Drive Already On ' ^ M ™ KUb PERSONALITIES 

ment in the military "major" has 
made necessary a new method of se- 
lecting students who shall be allowed 
to take the course. Col. Romeyn, fol- 
lowing a well-founded conviction that 
the good cavalry officer combines 
brains, brawn, and character, has in- 
augurated a method of selection which, 
so far as is known, is without parallel 
in any other R.O.T.C. unit. 

"Brains '^et their due under this 
system," according to the colonel, "by 
our method of weighing the grades 
received in military science during 
the freshmen and sophomore years. 
Character, that most important atri- 
bute of a good officer, is measured 
by a point system applied to the ex- 
tra-curricula activities of the student. 
If he had been elected to the senate 
student governing body, for instance, 
he receives a credit of nine points. 
The varsity football man gets eight 
points, varsity baseball five, sopho- 
more president gets eight, fraternity 
president five, honor council nine, mi- 
nor class officers five, class athletic 
teams three, editor-in-chief of the 
student paper nine, etc. 

"This rating, combined with the 
academic grades of the student, prob- 
ably gives us as fair and accurate a 
knowledge of a student's probable ex- 
cellence as a cavalry officer as any 
other method yet devised," according 
to Col. Romeyn. 

Another change made during Col. 
Romeyn's administration was the sub- 
stitution of a pentathlon for the an- 
nual night ride. The old night ride in 
which cadets rode 30 miles in one 
night m a race against a time sched- 
ule, was too hard on the horses and 
»as largely a matter of luck anyway. 
I be pentathlon, on the other 
hand, says Col Romeyn, "is de- 
signed to test the student officers for 
exactly those qualities which are 
Continued on Page 6 


32 Main St., Northai pton 

Officers for the coming year were 
elected by the Newman Club on 
Tuesday evening at the first meeting 
of the school. Mr. Troy gave a brief 
introductory talk on Cardinal New- 
man, and Rev. Father Martin wel- 
comed both old and new students to 
Amherst. The officers elected were: 
president, Myles Bolyan, '36; vice- 
president, Anna Flynn, '36; secretary, 
Patsy McMahon, '37. 

"It is always pleasant and prof- 
itable," said Mr. Troy, "to discuss 
such a man as Newman, who still 
lives today as a real and luminous 

In the centuries prior to that of the 
nineteenth century there were, Mr. 
Troy pointed out, two great traditions 
which influenced the lives and thoughts 
of men; that is, the tradition of the j 
Christian saint and the tradition of the j 
scholarly gentleman. In the medieval \ 
ages the idea of the Christian saint 
was predominant, and the individual 
was concerned with earning eternal 
happiness rather than temporal hap- 
pinesB. In the period of the Renais- 
sance, on the other hand, the sole or 
rather the principal goal of life was 
the attainment of the characteristics 
of a scholarly gentleman. 

"Now," continued Mr. Troy, "in 
the nineteenth century traditions had 
been gradually undermined until they 
had almost vanished. The two main 
forces which triumphed over humanity 
and Christianity were scientific ra- 
tionalism and emotional naturalism. 
Into the chaos created by these revo- 
lutionary movements came Newman 
whose clarity and depth of vision have 
earned for him the name of the father 
of the twentieth century religious 

Newman's life before his conversion 
was spent in the quiet, scholarly atmos- 
phere of Oxford University. He for- 
feited all this for what he thought was 
right. In view of the "sweetness and 
light of his nature it is not surprising," 
said Mr. Troy, "that Matthew Arnold 
regarded himself as one of Newman's 

To his audience Mr. Troy pointed 
out the fact that they should be inter- 
ested in Newman both as students and 
as Catholics, and hence, he recom- 
mended the reading of Newman's 
three great books — his Apologia Pro 
Sua Vita, The Ideas of a University, 
and the Oxford University Sermons. 
The first book is really the auto- 
biography of Newman's spiritual life. 
There is a temperate, secure quality to 
the second book, while the third con- 
tains great literary, philosophical, 
and theological value. These books 
all lived," said Mr. Troy, "because 
Newman put himself into them. His 
influence as a great personality is still 
alive, and hence, you should hold him 
as an ideal and imitate him." 

After four successful years, the 
Amherst Community Concert Associa- 
tion is now in the midst of its fifth 
membership drive. The Association 
has been a tremendous factor in 
raising the artistic and cultural level 
of the college town, for it has brought 
fourteen world famous artists here 
during the past four years. 

The campaign for membership began 
Monday, September 30, and will last 
until noon on Saturday October 5. 
After this date, no memberships will 
be received until the following year. 
No tickets are sold at the door, for 
only members are admitted to con- 
certs. In previous years, the Massa- 
chusetts State College has sold from 
two to three times as many tickets as 
Amherst College and it is hoped that 
this year it will keep up its fine 
record. . 

The following people will try to 
interview all the students in the college 
this week: Helen Allis, R. C. Barrows, 
M. Boylan, Lucille Brouillet, E. 
Cance, J. Cronin, Barbara Davis, T. 
Domenici, Helen Downing, M. Entin, 
Dorothy Garboee, Sandra Gulben, 
D. Haselhuhn, Marjorie Lannon, Mar- 
guerite LeDuc, I. Lipovsky, R. Logan, 
Beatrice Rafter, A. P. Richards, A. L. 
Sandford, O. S. Trask, L. L. Willard, 
and J. Zak. 

The cooperation of the students is 
urged. If one of the workers does not 
reach you and if you wish to be a 
member, please get in touch with one 
of the people mentioned above. 

Last year, there were brought to 
Amherst the Hart house String Quar- 
tet, The Barrere Little Symphony, 
and Nino Martini, the famous tenor 
whose movie "Here's to Romance" 
is to be released in November. Other 
renowned artists that have been 
brought to Amherst include Harold 
Bauer and Nikolai Orloff, pianists, 
Toscha Seidel, the famous violinist, 
Nelson Eddy, and Wilber Evans, the 
gifted young baritones, and the New 
York and Brosa String quartets. 

Membership in the Community 
Concert Association is international. 
A membership card will admit its 
holder to any Community Concert in 
any city in the United States, and it is 
to be remembered that the tickets are 
interchangeable. This year the follow- 
ing concerts are scheduled for Spring- 
field, Pittsfield, and North Adams. 

Boston Symphony Orchestra Nov. 12 
Lotte Lehmann, Soprano Dec. 13 

Myra Hess, Pianist Jan. 14 


"Literature oj>ens new doorways to 
enthusiasm and creates wider and 
clearer outlook upon life." This is the 
chief aim of literature as seen by 
Professor Frank Prentice Hand and as 
an eye to recreation rather than as a 
profession he has built the department. 
Literature is a culture to which one 
can always fall back upon. 

Frank Pentice Rand was born at 
Worcester, Massachusetts, on Novem- 
ber 8, 1889, and was educated in the 
public schools of that city. In 1908 
he was graduated from Cushing Aca- 
demy and in the fall entered the fresh- 
man class at Williams college. He 
received his B.S. degree in 1912 and 
his M.A. from Amherst colege in 191 f>. 
During the year 1913-1914, he was 
instructor in English at the University 
of Maine and in 1914 accepted a 
similar position at the Massachusetts 
State College in which capacity he 
served until 1921 when he became 
Professor. In 1927 and again in 1933, 
he received further promotion and 
became first associate professor and 
finally Professor and head of the 
department of Languages and Litera- 

During the war, Professor Rand was 
with Professor Waugh in the medical 
service. During the reconstruction he 
was stationed at the New Haven 

Outside of the classroom, Professor 
Rand is one of the busiest men on the 
campus. For the past fifteen years he 
has been the general manager of 
Academics and coach of the Roister 
Doisters. With this latter organization 
he has, so to speak, grown up, for it has 
been largely due to his guidance that 

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dramatics have been raised to a point 
of importance on this campus. From 
a very small group of followers of 
Ralph Roister Doister and the drama 
in general, the organization bearing 
the name of this early pioneer of the 
comedy, has enlarged itself and devel- 
oped into one of the important or- 
ganizations of its type in Eastern 

In academic activities it has been his 
goal to raise the standard of perform- 
ance and yet to keep the responsibility 
and initiative of the affair in tho hands 
of the students. The reward is that 
feeling of having done ■ thing well. 
Perhaps more important than the 
work accomplished has l>«en the con- 
tacts that have been made with the 
groups contacted. 

Besides his work at this college 
I rofessor Rand was for five years the 
editor of the Phi Sigma Kappa 
national magazine, and for three 
years was its National secretary He 
also wrote the fifty years history of the 

As a poet, author and playwright, he 
has received national recognition Per- 
haps the best known of his poetical 
adventures are Oarlingtown and Dr 
Ben of Butter Hill. Of his better known 
plays are found John Epp H which deals 
with the beginnings of the college 
under President Clark. The Americans 
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Continued from Pag • B 
the students that critkii— H them 
passing grades. Yet the students can 
hardly be blamed for criticizing college 
professors for using some of the follow- 
ing expressions, which were included 
in the list: 

Follow me? You know. You all 
boys. Yea, that's right. Ain't that 
right pal? Very valuable information 
See, git that. I was raised on a farm. 
Time is fleeting. I'm going to jump 
around your neck. Between the devil 
and the deep blue sea. What a man! 
Take your choice. Pardon me. class, 
may I say damn? After all is said and 
done. Well, Gentlemen. Ain't that 
wonderful? That's all right, that's 
all right. If you please, gentlemen. 
That's the meat of the cocoanut. 

That hadn't ought to he hard. Take 
the assumption. Interestingly enough. 
Ain't that right? Whtels. O.K. 
Speck (used for expect.) Anything on 
your mind? Like an old mule. In 
the final analysis. On this thing. 
Well Ah, la! Yes, suh! Yes, suh! Yes, 
I'll fix you right up. By an' large. 
See? Why not? I have to look into 
that. Now watch me, I'm going to 
trip you. Ah-h-h. Got it? Uh! uh!uh! 

"The pet expressions of some college 
teachers hecame so obvious and an- 
noying," Mr. Moore says, "that some 
students amused themselves by making 
wagers on how often a certain professor 
would use his pet expression during an 
hour lecture. One industrious student 
kept a record of how often one pro- 
fessor used his pet expression during a 
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were given careful instructions not to 
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not annoy them personally. They were 
urged to keep as objective an attitude 
as possible, and assured that no report 
would reach the professors under 
observation. A list of 25 suggested 
headings was supplied, but the stu- 
dents were told to add any others they 
might observe. When the results were 
tabulated, they showed that the 
students has listed 63 additional 
hahits and mannerisms found ob- 

"To find such obvious annoying 
hahits in one or two college professors 
is not surprising," Mr. Moore says, 
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great distracting power those little 
habits have." 

Had the professors been allowed to 
examine the reports, doubtless they 
would have been astonished and dis- 
concerted to see themselves as students 
see them. 

Undoubtedly, much of the fault- 
finding on the part of students for 
their professors and vice-versa, is the 
result of tradition as well as of simple 
observation. Students and teachers 
form two distinct classes who points 
of view differ as much as do those of 
the Indian Brahmins and untouch- 
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M. A. C. Library. 

Vol. XLVI 



BVI n i 

i H- by 

!'i..t Ni.oll 


llf.itl of Yale Dramatic Work Shop 
Heard on Subject of "Poetic 
Drama in the Modern 


Stating that the American Theatre 
is today at the height of its develop- 
ment, hut that it must instil more of 
the poetic in it or die out, Professor 
Ailardyce Nicoll of Yale University, 
in a lecture on the American ,'ama, 
Monday evening in the Memorial 
building. The lecture was sponsored 
by the Roister Doisters. 

He declared that the art of the 
modern theatre is the art associated 
with the United States. We demand 
itrtain things of the Theater. The 
play itself is not essential, bu* we want 
movement from living pc ons; an 
audience seated together co see the 
play; and the spoken wo.d accompany- 
ing the impersonations of the actor. 

The playwright must appeal to his 
tontempories. In this respect, Pro- 

• >r Nicoll pointed out that Abie's 
In.-h Rose was a good play. However, 
the playwright must ^o beyond this 
point and write a play which will 
appeal in the future as well as now. 

The Theatre has changed from the 
unconventional style of the Kliza- 
Ixtlian age through the illusiemary 
theatre of the 17th and 18th centuries 
in the realistic theatre of today . While 
the modern Theatre is very popular it 

■I soon dMUIgl or our interest i.i i; 
.mII die out and wt will turn to the 
nnvel and cinema. The language 
of the present Theatre is prose, and it 
must be changed to poetry, which is 
the language of emotion and passion. 
Professor Nicoll stated that the 
■ovd has already instigated a new 
movement as shown by the work of 
Juki Joyce. Of course the play- 
wright can not adopt the style of the 
novelist as he is bound by time. 

■S, and scene of action. However, 
■I must change his style so that he 
1 m meet the demands of a public that 
will want poetry in the Theatre. This 
poetry must be in the form of some- 
thing to arrest our ears, but it must not 
tM ' ■ r< animation of the poetry of the 

Our s|>eech is on the whole uninven- 
" w Hid unemotional, but the play- 
wright who is to do something for the 

must take the speech of ■ large 
'"nter of population such as New York 
in <! work on that as a basis. At the 
pi-'sern time there are two great 
AlBerii in dramatists who promise to 

• Theatre. They am Eugene 
" Neil and Maxwell Anderson. 


Hundreds of Students Once Aiinin 
Climb to "Dtaajr Heights" 
of Mt. Tobv 


Once more the chapel bell has pealed 
out the message to expectant students 
to put away their books, and climb Mr. 
Toby. Tuesday afternoon was the 
time chosen for the student body to 
convene at Toby. 

Approximately five hundred students 
rode to theMountain, either in private 
cars or in trucks furnished by the 
College. Once there, all started for the 
top. Some got temporarily lost, and 
some found themselves on another 
mountain, but that was all a part of 
the afternoon's enjoyment. At the top 
of the Mountain, the fire tower was 
climbed, and the view admired by all. 
As a reward for the climb, apples were 
distributed. As the afternoon drew to 
a close all headed down the opposite 
side of the Mountain toward Roaring 
Brook camp and supper. 

This year a new canteen system 
was employed by which each student 
received a ticket which entitled him to 
a bag of lunch. Open fires were pro- 
vided where each student might roast 
the frank forts in his lunch. 

Whether the student was a senior 
climbing the mountain for |>erhaps his 
last time, or a freshman on his first 
trip, all agreed that the weather and 
the management comhined to make 
this year's Mountain Day a success. 

Record Attendance 
Expected for Dads' 
Day This Saturday 

Football (iiiinc, Si* mid Sixty .Mini 
Rope Pulls, and Riding Kxhilti. 
lion to Feature Ninth Aiinmil 
l>nds' 1>h> Celebration. 

Fraternity Skit* to Re Purl of 
Kvening Kittertniiiuieiit 

Goodell Library 
To Be Dedicated 
Sometime in Nov. 

Kxnel l»;ite I iieertaiu. As Yel, 

Rut Ceremony Probiibly to Re 

Held During Latter Pnrt 

of Month 


A *n added feature for Dads 

i( annual sixty-man Freshman- 

■ 'Phomore rope pull will be held 

■nanediately after the Conn. State 

m " this Saturday. Because of lack 

water this year, the rope pull 

delayed. With a norma 

Sometime in November, exactly 
two years to the month after $2.18,000 
was granted for const ruction of a 
library at M.S.C.. eighteen months 
after the ground was broken, and 
twelve months after the cornerstone 
was laid. Goodetl Library will ha 
dedicated. Fred J. Sievers. chairman 
of the faculty library committee, 
announced yesterday. 

When funds were first granted for 

the construction of the library on 

! Nov. 8, 1933. it was expected that the 

library would be completed before 

September 1934. After several delays 

the ground for the building was 
broken by the late Dr. Fllis on May 7, 

On Nov. '{. last year, the corner- 
stone of the library was laid by 
Governor Ely. Work went on during 
the winter, and last summer the hooks 
were transferred from the old library. 
On S epte mber 19, Goodell Library- 
was officially o pe n ed. Finishing 
touches are now being put on the 

Expecting to break last year's 
record attendance of four hundred 
and thirty guests, the ninth annual 
celebration of Dads' Day will be 
observed next Saturday. 

Beginning with visits through the 
various college departments from nine 
until eleven in tho morning, Chairman 
Hamilton Gardiner '36 of the Dads' 
Day committee has promised a long 
list of activities to help make the day 
a success. 

The military department is con- 
ducting a unique horse show this 
year, in which various classes will l>e 
entered in competitions for prize 
ribbons, The senior class will give an 
exhibition drill on the equitation 

field at 10 A.M. to be follow, d by an 
exhibition of the co-ed riding class 
and sophomore and junior class groups. 
From eleven until noon there will 
be an informal recep tio n by memltcrs 
of the faculty and students at the 
Memorial building. 

( Omplimentary tickets for the Conn. 
State-Mass. State gridiron battle will 
I be issued to Dads as they register at 
tin desk in the Memorial building any 
time before the hrst kick-off at two 
o'clock. Between halves of the gam< . 
tin- annual six-man rope-pull will lx- 
run off in front ol the bleaeheis. and 
immediately following the game , the 
traditional sixty -man lope-pull be- 
tween freshmc n and sophomores will 
bt conducted across the college pond. 

After a session of dinners and snppen 
at the various fraternity and sorority 
houses, attention will be turned to- 
wards Bowker Auditorium where Cal- 
vin Hannum has arranged for the 
presentation of a series of skits by the 
sixteen representative fraternities and 
sororities on tin- campus. 

Dads' liny Student Horse Show 

Colonel Aplington, Commandant, 
announces that the Military Depart- 
ment's contribution to Dads' Day 
activities, will be a student horse show, 
managed and arranged in all details 

by a committee of the Cade! Officers. 
This committee, consisting of Cadet 

Lieut. J. R. Clark, Chairman: Cadet 

Lieut- R. F. Mutt. A. K. Tikofski, 

E. .). Soulhere, and C. S. Hannum, has 

Continued on l'tin< l 


Marian Billiard Winner of Phi Kappa Phi 

Scholarship; Four Co-eds Amongst Those 

Gaining Membership in Honor Society 

Pres. James L. McConaughy of Wesley an, 
Speaker at Scholarship Convocation 

Kleven seniors this morning received 
recognition for exceptional scholastic 
achievement when their election to 
Phi Kappa Phi, national scholastic 
society, was announced at Scholarship 
Day Convocation. Alfred H. Brueck- 
ner, Marian E. Milliard. Allyn H. 
Fisher, Kliazbeth W. Hager, Boonta (J. 
Horrigan, Edward Bavin, Elizabeth 
Bow, Samuel Neuman, Latter C. 
Peterson, Harry D. Pratt, and Charles 
N. Sjogren were the meml>ers of the 
class of 19:if> whose scholastic elforts 
have In-cn outstanding. 

Marian E. Bullard was the recipient 
of the Phi Kappa Phi scholarship of 

$. r >0.(H) which is awarded each year to 
one of the three students of the senior 
I class who have attained the highest 
records for the college course. 

Flection fo Phi Kappa I'M at MaSBS 
chusetts State represents one of the- 
highest honors that a student may 
win at the college. To he eligible for 

the fall election to the society, s 

student must have obtained an average 
Of at least 85 percent in his studies for 
the first three years of his course. To 
be eligible for spring election he must 
have obtained an average of at least 
K. r > percent for three and one-half years 
of work. Not more than 16 percent 
of a class may be elected. 

Depart in en la I HonorM 

Candidates for departmental honors 

announced at t ho convocation are as 

follows: Agricultual Economics, Arthur 

F. Bixby; Chemistry, dames W. Clapp, 
William I,. Coddard, Franecne Smith, 
Charles N. Sjogren, Walter Wainio; | 
Dairy Husbandry, Myer Clickstein, 

R. Milton Snow; English, Barbers B. 

Bradley, Marian F Bullard, Donald T. 
Donnelly, Calvin S. Hannum, Leonts 
Horrigan; Entomology, Harry Pratt; 
French, Marguerite BeDuc, Samuel 
Neuman, Horticulture, W. Cordon 

Wbaley; Landscape Architect ore. Dean 
N. Click; Mathematics, Mary A. 


The Scholarship Convocation was 

Continued on Page 5 

Stating that the sideshows of college 
life are threatening to swallow up the 
main tent which is intellectual growth, 
President James L. McConaughy of 
Wesleyan University told students at 
Scholarship Convocation that today 
there are four attractions operating to 

attract attention from the main pur- 
pose of the college course. 

Speaking on the subject, "College 
Values," President McConaughy dis- 
cussed the goals of college life which he 
said are all too often overlooked or 
minimized by the average undc rgrad 
uate. Quoting Woodrow Wilson's 
famous phrase, "The side shows have 
swallowed up the circus," be slated 
that the question facing every college 
student was what be would make his 
main tent and what be would make his 

sideshow, which can be valuable if they 

are put j„ proper relation to the center 
Of all College activities, intellectual 

growth. Bach decade in ■ college's 

history has its own "side-shows," 
McConaughy slated. 

Four Attraction* 

"Today." the speaker asserted, 
"there arc- four at I raclions, valuable 
in their right place, which may detract 
from the wise- college course. College 
students arc interested in government 
and social reform as never before," 
continued President M.Conaughy, 
"and while- an understanding of na- 
tional and international problems is 
one- of the most worth-while goals of ,, 
College course-, even that may be- over 
done-. Participation in strikes, picket- 
ing, protesting to Congress, and ab- 
sorption in politics are 'side-shows.' to 
Ik; indulged in Ottly alter one has taken 
erne's full part in the main tent' 

"Pacifism," McConaughy asserted, 
"is another worthy cause-. But it loo," 
Continued ,,n Page 4 


speeding through the campus in hi.-, 
ear, is said not only t'> have failed le» 


<r the Sophomores scored 
lory over the Frosh. 

.. lor better taste 

The Freshmen are determined te» 
. avenge the humiliating defeat of 
ter, however, the pond should Kazoo Night. Battered and bruised, 
"-el suitable for the- dunking, they emerged that night on the un- 
comfortable end of a 163-102 score. 
Their Sophomore- rivals outslugged 
them 20-5 in boxing and wrestling. 
and kept their shirts on to the- score of 
119-51 in the shirt-pulling contest. 
Blistering under this indignity, t he- 
Freshmen came hack tei win the final 
hand-to-hand combat, in which they 
out -punted the Sophomore congre- 
gat ion 46-1 1. 

With the- sme-ll of victory in their 
nostrils, both classes are eager for the 
final clash. 

C °« -I KfilAN 




Tom Moran, campus cop, went into 
full uniform last Monday. He- re- 
places Major Watkins as the Im-sI- 

dreesed man on the campus. 

In less than a year he had developed 
his badge- and whistle- into a whole- 
ensemble-. In the beginning he- served 
as director of traffic for the grounds 
department at conferences held at the 
College. With the registration of 
Students' ears by the- department last 
year, be was assigned to su|>ervision of 
parking places. This fall he continued 
the work. 

To make the campus safe for pedes- 
trians, he ha- been patrolling the 
roads in plain-clothes. In such in- 
formal gerb, the majesty <>f th<- law is 
said to have had some difficulty in 
making its presence known to t he- 
students. One student, who was 

stop at Tom Moron's whistle and ges- 
ture, hut also ,o have waved right 

back and to have kepi on going, He- 
was heard complaining later about the 
increasing boldness of of students 
trying to hitch-hike- from one class to 
a not he-r. 

Whether from increasing lawless- 
ness em the campus or from the- in- 
cre-asing Dumber Of students' cars and 
the routing of all traffic through the- 
campus while Pleasant Street is being 

resurfaced, it eras decided to make the 

campus police-men more- conspicuous 

to motorists. Thus, the brown unif')rm 
with black puttees and a black Sam 
Browne Im-H on Tom Moran. 

He has Ixe-n given full police author- 
ity on the- campus by Supc rintc-ndant 
Armstrong of the grounds deportment. 


i'liiirsd.-iy, October 10 
7.30 p.m. Collegian Competition, 

Collegian Office 
H.00 fi.m. Women's glee club, 
Memorial Building 
Friday, October I I 

8.00 p.m. Informal dame 
Saturday, October BJ 
Dads' Day 

1.00 p.m. Soccer game-, Soccer 


2.00 p.m. Fool ball game-, alumni 

2.30 p.m. Cross country, North- 
eastern at State 

7.30 p.m. Dads' Day skits, Bow 
ke r Auditorium 

Sunday, October I .'{ 

6.00 p.m. Vespers Mem. Build. 
Tuesday. October l."i 

H.,'10 p.m. Hand rehearsal, Mem. 

8.(X) p.m. Men's glee club. Me m 

Wednesday. October Hi 

8.00 p.m. O r chestr a rehearsal, 

Mem. Building 

C 1935, LicorTT & Mvi rs Tobac co Co 




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Fifteen Credit Hours Per Week 

Why is it that while students in 
practically every other college in the 
country carry, at the most, fifteen 
semester hours, we must struggle along 
under eighteen? From the bottom of 
our hearts, with the expressed opinions 
of various members of the faculty to 
give us courage, we beseech you of the 
powers that be, to do away with this 
noxious custom. 

We see the following benefits in the 
abolishment of those extra three 
credit hours :- 

1. Smaller classes and more personal 

2. Fewer courses flunked and hence 
fewer students forced to carry 21 or 
24 credits to keep up. 

3. Less schedule trouble and fewer 

4. Less dissapation of the mind and 
more concentrated study with higher 
standards and more satisfactory class- 
room responses as a result. 

It is impossible for the average 
student to keep an intelligent con- 
nection between any of these courses 
with the result that we get a jumbled 
idea of the whole, with each course 
accomplishing only a part of the pur- 
pose for which it was scheduled. 
The student is required to drag along 
tangled in a web of numberless courses 
and freed from them all only after 
thirty six weeks of hard and difficult 

Musante, our local florist, has let it 
be known that he will boycott the 
college flower show unless we bring 
back to the campus that grand and 
glorious institution of corsages for 
the Interfraternity Ball. Looks like 


10. 1935 

Picture, if you can, our beloved 
sports editor, Sergeant Breault wearing 
Vic Guzowski's Military raincoat. 
Louis thought that it was a pup tent 
when it was issued to him. 

Kenwood "Paul Revere" Ross is 
due for a jockey trial at the Agawa m 
race track, providing he can learn to 
keep a certain gray horse under him. 

Depression really has hit the cam- 
pus. Certain faculty .nembers can be 
seen almost any day now wearing 
Physy Ed socks. 

The weekly dried pork chop for 
commendable ideas goes to Howie 
Steff who wondered why he should 
take courses in husbandry to get his 
bachelor's degree. 

Curiosity killed a cat. Interment for 
the WSGA will be held tomorrow. 


The completion and opening for use of the Goodell Library this 
fall marked the success of a long-time effort to provide adequate 
library facilities at Massachusetts State. From the days of Presi- 
dent Henry Hill Goodell, for whom the library has been named, 
college officials had worked without result to obtain funds for a 
new library. 

A depression without equal and the provision of Federal funds 
for making jobs were necessary before Massachusetts State received 
money for a library. But a year ago the money was forthcoming, 
and today we have one of the finest libraries of its type in the 
country. The new Massachusetts State College library has become 
an actuality after years of planning and apparently hopeless wait- 

The transfer of the books and periodicals from the old chapel to 
the new library marked another epoch in the development of a 
college that once was comparatively unknown even in Massa- 
chusetts. Yet this transfer has caused another change that is of 
importance on the campus though probably of little interest to the 
outside world. We refer to the transfer of the social center of the 


The new library, and rightly so, is a place for study. It is not a 
social center. The main reading rooms are for study and should be 
entirely silent. Talking, and datemaking are not to be conducted 
in these rooms. The rules of the library prohibit "silent visiting" in 
these rooms. We concur with this. Romances are great things. 
But romances have their place, and the college library is not that 
place. The library is the place for the improvement of the mind and 
not the social standing of the student. 

The students at this college should realize this and confine their 
amorous affairs to the Memorial Building. It seems strange to us 
that the Memorial Building has never found the amount of popu- 
larity that it should. 

We do not infer that the library is to be a building of death-like 
silence. On each floor there is a place for social study and chatting. 
The lobby can be used for this purpose. The room at the right of 
the main reading room and the corridor and alcoves on the second 
floor also can be used for this purpose. But the reading rooms must 
be kept quiet. 


We wish to congratulate the college band on its first appearance 
of the year. Massachusetts State at last can place on the football 
field a band that is the equal of those of the institutions whom we 
meet in athletics. We hope that the appearance at the Bowdoin 
game is but the beginning of a series of such that will make the 
Massachusetts State College band one of the best in the country. 

To those who co-operated in making it possible for the band to 
appear, we wish to say that your spirit and effort has been recog- 
nized and appreciated. The appearance and performance of the 
band at the game Saturday was the result of your efforts. 

Student Expression 

It was with great surprise and exulta- 
tion that the Collegian was jolted from 
drowsiness of regular routine the other 
day when it read with glee last week's 
Agora column. We had thought that 
student opinion here at M.S.C. had 
become something cf the past. With 
this spark of hope, we ask for more 
of such fearless, well-written articles 
from now on. 

One of the surest signs that an 
organization is alive and awake is the 
number and variety of voices heard 
from it. Let this campus be such an 
organization, and until something 
better comes along, let the Agora 
column be the outlet for these voices 
which want to express themselves. 
Let their influences, ideas and sug- 
gestions be felt on the campus. 

One history professor claims that 
at the rate he's going down in history, 
Bob Muller will soon be as famous as 

Who is the lady sophomore with the 
broken jaw? And why? . . . The Mem. 
Building takes on the aspects of a 
furniture store. And the library lobby 
looks like the waiting room in the 
Amherst R.R. station. . . Beauty in our 
midst. Miss Holyoke, who is she? 

The performance of the Kappa 
Sigma ring was led on Mountain Day 
by Bubbles Weaver and his debu- 


After all, what do grades amount to? 
"Nothing," says the tea hound. 
"Everything," says the grind. Prob- 
ably the latter view is more nearly 
correct, but only probably so. For 
the first few months after one finishes 
college, people are, or pretend to be, 
interested in what kind of scholastic 
record was compiled at dear old alma 
mater. Somehow after that, 95.5 
averages don't seem to amount to so 
terribly much. 

Of course, the other side of the 
picture shows the Beau Brumel, the 
social satellite who learned the habit 
of loafing in college and stays in it 
the rest of his life. Some college 
loafers turn out to be connoisseur of 
art, the stage, books and the fine 
arts — in fact, the higher life. Others 
never turn out. They just end. 

One evening in October 

When I was far from sober 

And dragging home a load with manly 

My feet began to stutter 
So I laid down in the gutter 
And a pig came up and parked right by 

my side. 

Then I warbled: "It's fair weather 
When good fellows get together." 
Till a lady passing by was heard to say: 
"You can tell a man who boozes 
By the company he chooses." 
Whereupon the pig got up and walked 

Landscape Club 

The first meeting of the Landscape 
Club will take place tonight at 7:15 in 
Wilder Hall. This meeting is really 
the first one of the season, although a 
brief one was held a week ago ami the 
election of officers took place. The 
officers for the coming year are ag 
follows: D. Newton Glick, president; 
William A. Leighton Jr., vice -pn-si. 
dent; James Davidson, secretary. 

Tonight Professor Waugh will tell 
of his work this past summer in the 
redwood forest of California. David 
Taylor will tell of his work in a land- 
scape office in Springfield and Ralph 
Sweinburger will talk on his work in a 
C.C.C. camp at Savoy. It is believed 
that the meeting will prove both 
interesting and profitable, especially 
to the students of the Department of 
Landscape Architecture. However, 
if there are any other students who 
are interested, they are cordially 
invited to attend. 

Student League 

There will be a meeting of .he 
Student League for Industrial De- 
mocracy next Tuesday evening at 
7 o'clock at the Memorial Building in 
the Senate room. Miss Bicknell of the 
Department of Economics will speak 
on "What Youth Faces." All inter- 
ested students and faculty Tnfcm 
are invited to attend. 

Menorah Club 

The first meeting of the Menorah 
Club will take place Sunday, October 
13, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building. 
Dr. Goldberg will speak and plans for 
the year will be discussed. All who 
are interested are invited to attend. 

Mni\ Debating 

The men's debating team will meet 
this evening at 8 o'clock in the Senate 
room of the Memorial Building. The 
women's team will meet next Tuesday 
evening at 8 o'clock. Students of all 
classes are eligible for the try-outs now 
being held. 

Women's Debating 

There will be a meeting of the 
Women's Debating team Tuesday. 
October 15, at 8 p.m. in the Indn 
office. All those who have signed up 
and any other women interested art 
urg<?d to be present. 


The height of something or other 
was reached last week when two stu- 
dents appeared on the campus in 


The senior class welcomes the fresh- 
man class of 1937. 

Itig Enrollment 

The freshman class, totaling 140 
members is the second largest class ■ 
the history of the Stockbridge School. 

An Appeal 

The college men of today will be 
the leaders of tomorrow in citizenship, 
politics and business. Massachusetts 
State justly hopes to have her share 
of them. 

At present, there is absolutely no 
coordination between the departments 
of economics and history in a satis- 
factory course in government. There 
has been no attempt at a systematic 
instruction in the economics employed 
in government control of business and 
financial manipulations. 

In both nistory and economics, 
there is a lack of concern over govern- 
ment actions. With the inception of 
the New Deal in 1933, and more re- 
cently with the fall of the NRA, the 
advisability for such a course has 

Let us have a course in government 
economic policies. 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

It is a constant source of amazement 
to me as an out of state man that the 
students in a college whose chief 
claim to eminence lies in its agricul- 
tural achievements should be so 
ashamed of its heritage. In the current 
issue of the Collegian there appears in 
Continued on Page 6 

Freshman Elections 

Election of temporary officers cf the 
freshman class was held on October 1. 
Those elected were E. G. Tucker. 
president; Irene Bogushowski. vice- 
president; and Harry C. Cunningham. 
secretary and treasurer. Permanent 
officers will be chosen in a few weeks. 

Open House 

A.T.G. and Kolony Klub held open 
house last week, ending up with I 
smoker. Bridge, pool, and boxing 
exhibitions were in order with cider 
doughnuts, and apples on the side. 

Football Tomorrow 

Stockbridge plays its first WjJJ 
game on Friday with WesthYld rW 
School. Having practiced daily since 
Continued on Page 4 

Poem of the Month 

This space will be reserved once each month for that 
selection of original verse adjudged by some member of the 
faculty as the best of the manuscripts submitted by students 
for the contest. 

Manuscripts for the November contest must be in Pro- 
fessor Rand's office not later than the 15th of that month. 

At the end of the year two prizes of $15.00 and $10.00 
respectively will be awarded for the two poems adjudged 
best and second-best of all the poems which are printed 
during the year. 

Tech Soccermen Boot 3-2 Win 
Booters Play Conn. Saturday 

MeKcwan of Visitor* Scores Two 
of Teams Three Goals 

1 .aying exciting but disappointing 
loccer. the State varsity team dropped 
j ls opening encounter with a strong 
WOn ester Tech team, 3-2, last Satur- 
day d'ternoon at the new soccer field. 
Although the individual play was good, 
ilu r.- was little team co-ordination, 
ing, and heading. 
State started off with a bang. In 
1,-ss than a minute of play Dutch 
Swi-inberger pulled out of a scrimmage 
in front of the Worcester net to head 
the sphere in for the opening goal. 

The lead, however, was very short 
lived. McKewan, the sensational 
Worcester center forward, capitalized 
on his team's rare scoring opportunities 
to come through with a pair of heading 
(iiunters before the quarter ended. 

Slate came back to deadlock the 
issue early in the second quarter. 
After five minutes of play, Sam 
Gotub corner-kicker to Joe Kennedy 
who headed the ball in for the tying 
counter. State forced the issue for 
the remainder of the quarter but could 
not convert on any of its scoring 

The ball was in Worcester territory 
practically all of the third period, 
but no Statesman could get an accur- 
ate boot at the Worcester goal. In- 
ability to fill the right wing position 
after I^arry Kyle was forced to leave 
the game with ankle injury in the 
first period spelled gloom to the State 
passing attack and left a gaping hole 
in the forward line. 

The ball see-sawed up and down the 
field in the closing period, neither team 
making much headway. Midway in 
the j>eriod Brand, Worcester inside 
right forward, eluded the State de- 
fease and goalee Hodder to boot in the 
winning goal. 

The Lineup: 

Worcester Tech 

Howes, g 
Kriikson, rb 
Powell, lb 
tlurnham, chb 
Leach, lhb 

Mass. State 

g, Hodder 

rb, Couper, Gillett 

lb, Conway 

rhb, Bieber 

chb, Osley 

Mudgett, or lhb, Buzzee, Feinburg 
Holt, ir or, Kennedy, Dunker, 

Quast, Kyle, Whittemore, 
McKewan, cf ir, Davidson 

Borden, Stafford, il cf, Haselhuhn, 

Brand, ol il, Feinburg, Sweinberger 

ol, Golub 

Score- Worcester Tech 3, Mass. State 
2. Coals-McKewan 2, Sweinberger, 
Kennedy, Borden. Referee- Downey. 
Time- 22- minute quarters. 

Featuring the game was the work of 
three sophomores; Sam Golub, Red 
Couper, and Don Osley. Sam bore 
the major part of the State passing 
attack; Red played a beautiful de- 
fensive game at fullback; and Don 
not only did most of the booting, but 
»Pt McKewan scoreless after the 
first period. 

McKewan, W.P.I, star is an All- 
Aauricaa soccer player and a relative 
of the man who originated the game. 

As part of the Dads' Dav program 
exercises, the State varsity soccer 
team will play host to Connecticut 
State next Saturday morning at the 
new soccer field. Due to the loss of 
of their opening two games, the Nut- 
meggers will enter the contest as under- 

Although the Blue and White 
booters have dropped contests to Yale 
and Wesleyan by such overwhelming 
scores as 10-0 and 6-1, the Connecticut 
team is by no means an aggregation of 
poor soccer players. Connecticut was 
at a disadvantage in that they played 
two of the strongest teams in the New 
England Intercollegiate Soccer League 
in rival fields. 

The Connecticut team is an aggres- 
sive ball club that would rather play 
the man than the ball. They fre- 
quently maneuver out of position, 
thus enabling a good passing attack to 
catch them off balance. In Nettleton 
and Cue they possess two good goalees. 
Capt. Truman Read is their individual 
star and most versatile performer, 
playing both in the fullback position! 
or in the half or forward line. The 
Nutmeggers are noted for their fre- 
quent shifting of position. 

The opening Worcester Tech game 
revealed many ragged points in the 
State attack. Most of the passing was 
over laborious. The team, as a whole, 
was not well polished in the rudiments 
of co-ordinated team play. The head- 
ing, although both goals were scored 
this way, was not too accurate. 

The work of three sophomores; 
Sam Golub, Don Osley, and Red 
Couper was outstanding. As a result 
of last week's work, Couper, hitherto 
a jay-vee, was promoted to a probable 
varsity starting position. Bob Bieber, 
right halfback, gave an excellent 
booting exhibition but his heading 
was poor. This week Coach Larry 
Briggs will give the team extensive 
practice in heading and passing for the 
Connecticut State game. 

This season marks the entrance of 
Connecticut State into the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Soccer League. 
In the last five years of competition, 
State has yet to drop a soccer contest 
to its rivals from across the border. 

The probable line up will be: 
Mass. State Conn. State 

Hodder, g g , Nettleton 

Couper, rf r f, Nothnagle 

Conway, If If, Read (C) 

Bieber, rh r h, Kelley 

Osley, ch ch, Goldring 

Buzzee, lh lh, Nayes 

Kyle, or or, Wells 

Davidson, ir ir, Burton 

Kennedy, cf cf, Janija 

Sweinberger, il il, Child 

Golub, ol ol, Felber 

Bowdoin Eleven Edges Mass. State 
7-6 In First Home Contest of Season; 
Connecticut State Here Dads' Day 



4.15 Cross Country. Amherst 
Frosh vs. State J. V. at M.S.C 

3.30 Football Westfield High vs. 
S.S.A. at M.S.C. 

1 p.m. Soccer 

2 p.m. Football: Conn. State at 

Alumni Field 

At football half: Six-man rope- 

End of Cross Country meet, N U 
vs. M.S.C. 

4.30 60-man rope pull at College 


4.15 Crosscountry: Amherst J. V. 
vs. M.S.C. J.V. at Amherst 

4.30 p.m. Cross Country: Am- 
herst Frosh vs. State Frosh 
at Amherst 


Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology has grouped those who con- 
tribute to its financial support into an 
organization called Research Associates 
of M.I.T. 

Nineteen colleges and universities 
are giving prizes to those seniors who 
acquire the most interesting library 
during their college years. 

Suffering its first defeat to Tufts 
since 1926, the State cross country men 
opened their season with a 22-33 defeat 
at Medford last Friday afternoon. In 
spite of this defeat, the State hill and 
dalers have hopes for future meets. 
The course was run by Starr, the 
first man for Tufts, in 20 minutes and 
7 seconds. Starr, who defeated Stepat 
in the mile race last spring at Medford, 
is perhaps the Jumbo's strongest man. 
Starting at the rear at the beginning of 
the course, he worked forward until 
in the last lap he forged ahead of 
Proctor, first man for State, to finish 
first. On the whole, the Tufts team 
reinforced by some of last year's 
freshman harriers, presented a stronger 
and more balanced front to the Derby- 
men than they did a year ago. 

Proctor, the first man for State 
ended shortly after Starr of Tufts, 
while Sampson finished fourth behind 
Lape. Then came Johnson and Ben- 
nett, of Tufts '38, with Capt Pare 
arriving seventh. NeJame and Vill- 
aume, running their first varsity 
course, came in next showing ability, 
while Gillette, a letterman, not fully 
recovered from his operation, arrived 

Summary: 1 Starr (T), 2 Proctor 
(M), 3 Lape (T), 4 Sampson (M), 5 
Johnson (T), 6 Bennett (T), 7 Capt. 
Pare (T), 8 NeJame (M), 9 Villaume 
(M), 10 Gillette (M). 

Playing before a large Dads' Day 
audience the Taubemen will meet the 
Connecticut State eleven next Satur- 
day afternoon on Alumni Field at 
2 o'clock. The home team will try to 
make good its last two losses at the 
expense of the visitors. 

Last year, playing in frigid weather, 
the Maroon and White gridmen eked 
out a 7-6 triumph at Storrs. Both 
teams relied on passes so that the game 
was punctuated with repeated fumbles 
on account of the cold north wind. 
In 1933 the Connecticut team received 
a 42-0 trouncing on Alumni field. The 
home team at Storrs last year chalked 
up its markers in the fourth period of a 
game in which Stewart proved himself 
State's biggest offensive threat, while 
Koenig bore the brunt of the Maroon 
and White rushing. 

In spite of the fact that the Conn. 
Staters have a rather weak offensive, 
they will undoubtedly oppose the 
Taubemen with a strong united front 
on the defensive. 

So far this season Conn. State has 
had two encounters. On September 28 
they met a strong Northeastern team, 
little changed over last year's, and 
managed to hold the Bostonians to a 
Bcoreless tie. In this game, the Con- 
necticut set up, outclassed offensivhly 
and outweighed 10 pounds man for 
man, showed such a defensive, that 
the favored and confident "University" 
men could make no impression on the 
Nutmeggers. Following this one, they 
entered the second contest of their 
1935 campaign against Wesleyan last 
Saturday. Again in this encounter the 
Connecticut defensive held, until the 
last minutes of play. At that time the 
Wesleyan team managed to garner a 
six point win by scoring on a pass. 

The Connecticut team which comes 
here Saturday, uses a 7-2-2 defensive, 
and averages 170 pounds. The wing- 
men for the visitors will probably be 
O'Grady and Morrill. Tackles Helm- 
bolt and Pinsky will probably appear 
in the line, with Groher and Seremet 
as guards. The pivot position will be 
alternated between Sayers and Grosch. 
Coach Christian has four able sopho- 
mores, O'Grady, Graco, Carney, and 
Grosch, in his team. The backfield will 
consist of Capt. Johnson, Graco, 
Carney, and finally Poland who will 
do the kicking. UpMet Apparent State 
Vietory with l.nsl Quarter 


90 Men on Frosh 

Gridiron Roster 


When last May the students read 
""the trustees of the college, "had 

'*' nz,, 'l the extension of the tennis 

rjfj? M they now are but not the 
uilding of new ones," they entirely 

misunderstood the situation. So as- 

«naine,i the Collegian sports reporter 

an * xclusive interview with Curry 

'<**. head of the Physical Education 

ae Partm.. n t. 
What the trustees really did when 
e > -sembled last spring was to 

ten " pp °J ect » wherein eight new 
•■ ts were to be built but not 

no W 7' Ke funds - Th 1 * Project has 

*»Wp given for con8ideration to 
and 1 commi88ion "l Washington 

ann,* il * believed, be shortly 

appro * 

*2*" ng on government action, the 
r << w courts will be built on 

terraces, directly to the rear of the 
present courts extending as far back 
as the new womens' recreation field. 
The school itself has provided funds 
for the erection of a new court to the 
left of the present ones. 

The Commonwealth has already 
co-operated with the federal govern- 
ment and in a special appropriation for 
supplementary projects has provided 
for a fund for materials and tools. By 
this system the State will buy the wire- 
fencing and provide for the proper care 
of the new courts. 

Plans for the new courts were drawn 
up by Leslie Kimball, a graduate with 
the class of '35. The work is scheduled 
to start next spring. When completed 
the eleven courts will be one of the 
most extensive tennis plants of any of 
the New England colleges. 

Cross Country Meet Willi 

Northeastern Only Home 


Hoping to break into the win 
column in the only meet held on their 
own course this season, the Mass. 
State harriers welcome the North- 
eastern University cross country team 
here next Saturday afternoon. Before 
a large Dads' Day audience, the 
Derbymen will try to come out ahead 
of their Boston opponents in what is 
expected to be a close meet. 

Last year in the seond meet of the 
'34 undefeated Derbymen, the States- 
men defeated Northeastern 22-33 at 
Franklin Park, Boston. Although the 
course was rain soaked, and running 
rather slow, the Derbymen gained their 
second victory from Northeastern in 
as many years. In this meet Capt. 
Stepat, Bob Murray, and Ray Proctor 
crossed the finish line tied for first 
place. In that encounter Lengel and 
Johnston came in second and third 
and Perry arrived fourth for the Bos- 
tonians. These men are also running 
this year for the intown University 
and are the mainstays of their team. 

Last Saturday, running against Con- 
necticut State, the Northeastern team 
took a 26-33 defeat. At that time, 
Capt. Lengel arrived second, Johnston 
third and Perry fifth. Johnston will be 

The Physical Education department 
has issued the following list of fresh- 
man football condidates; Alheri, Al- 
exion, Allen, Bark.-, Barrett, Becke, 
Becker, Bettoney, Boice, Burgman, 
Carp, Caruso, Cassidy, Ciereszko, 
Cohen, Cowles, Dorman, Doolan, Du- 
val, Eldridge, Estabrook, Fanning, 
Fay, Ferriter, Fitzpatrick, Fogel,' 
Freedman, Geoffrion, Glass, Glick, 
Goldberg, Gould, Grant, Griffin, Haw- 
thorne, Haylon, Healey, Hornbaker, 
Horwitz, Howe, Irzyk, Katz, Kenney, 
Kilburn, Kitson, Knott, Kokins, Ko- 
sakowski, landsman, Lee, Luchini, 
Manna, Mayo, Meade, Meehan, 
Moorehead, Morey, Morin, Murphy J.' 
Murphy H., Majar, Packard, Paul, 
Percira, Phelps, Pratt, Prescott, Reiser, 
Sanborn, Sangster, Schmidt, Smith! 
Solar, Southwick, Spelman, Stnnisiew- 
ski, Steff, Steinberg, Stoddard, Strat- 
ton, Sullivan, Thomas, Turner, Ull- 
man, Waldman, Welch, Wilke, Wo- 
jtasiewicz, Zajchowski, Zelazo 

remembered as the man who came in 
eighth in the New England Inter- 
collegiate meet, trailing Proctor who 
took seventh place. For this reason 
the two men ought to show a good 
brand of running. 

The State team will be practically 
the same, as in the Tufts meet, with 
one exception, Walter A. Whitney '38, 
who was added as a result of time 
trials held this week. The team is as 
follows: Proctor, Gillette, Sampson, 
NeJame, Villaume, Ed Beaumont, and 

Putting all their strength in a last- 
quarter drive a Bowdoin eleven eked 
out a 7-6 win over the Maroon and 
White gridmen on Alumni Field last 
Saturday. Up to the final stanza the 
contest was very much in favor of the 
StideHmen but a tired line and a pepped 
up Bowdoin backfield combined to 
push Karakashian of the visitors over 
for the tying touchdown. Sawyer 
kicked the winning extra point. 

Play during the first quarter was 
almost entirely in Bowdoin territory 
but the Maroon and White gridders 
were able to get within threatening 
distance of the goal line only once. A 
Stewart to Adams pass brought the 
ball to the Bowdoin 5-yard line, but 
the Bowdoin lino held the next two 
plays down to a one-yard gain by 
Koenig. Elmer Allen accounted for 
two first-downs runs during the period 
and Koenig another. 

At the beginning of the second quar- 
ter, Slate had two downs to bring the 
oval four yards to a touchdown. 
Allen pushed the ball to the three- 
yard line and Koenig was stopped 
only eight inches from the goal on the 
last down. Still keeping the ball very 
much in Polar Bear territory, State 
gathered in a first down on a twenty 
yard run by Johnny Stewart and 
another on a second Stewart to 
Adams pass. 

The early minutes of the third 
period saw Dave liossiter, who had 
been playing his usually fine defensive 
game at center helped off the field 
with a leg injury. Sturtevant moved to 
his old pivot position from quarter- 
back for a few plays until Collins, a 
sophomore was substituted. Reed 
rolled up a first down to State's 
35-yard marker for the visitors and 
repeated the act on the next change 
of ball. 

The Taubemen inarch for the first 
touchdown scored by the Maroon and 
White eleven this season began as 
Stewart caught a Bowdoin punt on his 
own 30 yard line and ran it up to the 
47. Johnny then tossed a thirty yard 
pass to Terry Adams who caught it 
from the hands of a would-be Bowdoin 
intercepter. Another short pass, this 
time from Stewart to Allen netted six 
yards. Then "Powerhouse" Emil 
I Koenig came into the picture, whacked 
the line for three yards and on the next 
play brought the ball for a first down 
on the 5-yard line. Emil pounded the 
line for the next three plays, picking 
up only two yards, and then skirted 
right end for a touchdown. Allen 
failed to convert. 

The final quarter was an evident 
period of Polar Bear aggression. The 
visitors began to click suddenly in the 
early minutes of the stanza and started 
their campaign from their own 25 
yard stripe. Frye and Johnson were 
responsible for most of the gaining as 
the ball was brought nearer and nearer 
the final marker. However, the ad- 
vance was halted once as Frye was 
stopped inches short of a touchdown. 

With the ball resting on the 19 
yard line after an offside penalty 
against State, Karakashian, who hails 
from Stoneham, Mass., went off right 
tackle to within a yard of the goal. 
The same player garnered the tally 
on the next down and Sawyer booted 
the deciding point. State was unable 
to raise their score during the closing 
minutes of the game, as a threatening 
aerial attack was halted by an inter- 
ception by Reed. Bowdoin was in 
possession of the ball as the game 
ended. The lineup:- 

B ° Wd0in MllMN.Stllt*. 

Fitts, le re, Moseley, Putnam 

Griffith, It rt, Shulkin Eaton 

Clanp, lg 

rg, Bongiolatti, Roberge 
Drake, Burton, c 

c, Rossiter, Sturtevant, Collins 
Ashkenazy, Larcom, rg 

lg, Sievers, Gricius 
C. Smith, rt n, Peterson 

Continued on Page 6 


Com. Concert Drive 
Great Success Here 

New Mciiibci >liip Fijfcurew Reached 

Ah 7"M Subscribe from 



This year's Community Concert 
drive has proved a tremendous success. 
This has been by far the best cam- 
paign the Massachusetts State College 
has put on, and the total membership 
for Amherst exceeds 750, an increase 
of more than 100 over the membership 
last year. 

Because of the tremendous increase 
in its members, the Amherst Associa- 
tion is able to bring us four concerts 
this year instead of three. Were it not 
for the Federal Amusement tax of 
10%, it would be possible to have five 
concerts. Tentative plans have l>een 
made for the artists who are to appear 
on these programs, hut these plans are 
awaiting approval. 

Though this yeai's campaign has 
been our best, yet, for the first time, 
the best record for individual workers 
was achieved by an Amherst College 
student who procured twenty-three 
members. Our best record was nine- 
teen members. 

President: Francis Riel, Dick Towle, 
Babe Brown, Norman Linden, Norman 
Blake, Phil Chase, Russ Haucke. 

Vice-President: Ruth Wood, Phil 
Nelson, Fran Rathborn Marion, Bec- 
ker, Dot Jenkins, Jane Whitney, 
Eleanor Fa hey. 

Secretary: Jessie Kinsman, Edith 
Thayer, Klthier Thompson, Betty 
St .reeter, Jane Schopfer, Stella Crowell, 
Roberta Walkey. 

Treasurer: Fred Sievers, Irving Bin- 
der, Cy French, Davis Beaumont, 
Bud Hennessey, Bob Lyons, Bill 

Captain: Dave Mildram, Bill Bui. 
ock, Paul Putnam, Sam Townsley, 
Bill Riley, Raplh Ingram, Popsie 

Sergeant-at-Arms: Jack Slocomb, 
Dick King, Herb Halpern, Myron 
Alpert, John I^avrakas, Fred Riel, 
Mitch Jackson. 

Graduate School 

Students Announced 

Director Sieveri* (Jive* Out Lint 
of (iraduate Enrollment 

of conversation, sufficient individuality 
to oppose the mold that college too 
often imposes upon all, and a greater 
understanding of others, particularly 
those who differ from ourselves. 

Dean Maehiuer -> Talk 


Continued from Page 1 
he said, "can so engross a student's 
energies and emotions that well- 
rounded, intellectual growth suffers. 
The College as an institution, also, is 
tempted by the 'ballahoo' of the side'- 
show.' " 

Money for Endowment 

President McConaughy continued in 
part: "Buildings are attractive to 
donors, and to sightseers. If they are 
acquired when money for faculty 
salaries or student scholarship is really 
more needed, they may be acquired at 
a real cost to the college's growth. 
Intellectual life and scholarly develop- 
ment may result from covering a cam- 
pus with Gothic architecture; likewise, 
visible equipment may mask intellect- 
ual stagnation. At least one dollar for 
endowment for every dollar expended 
on new buildings, should be the goal of 
every thoughtful academic executive. 

"Finally, a college may be harmed by 
following the new, and be lured by 
innovations and experiments, tests and 
statistics, so that its fundamental ob- 
jective is neglected. New methods, and 
plans may well be tried by institutions 
which have carefully planned for them; 
however, many colleges today are 
adopting new schemes with the avidity 
which the circus manager shows in his 
search for new freaks." 

Side-shows Are Worth While 

In conclusion, the speaker said that 
the side-shows are worth while, when , 
they are worthy, and when they do not 
monopolize all of one's attention, j 
Among those which he recommended | 
to students at this college are a great i 
appreciation of beauty, higher quality 

Dean Machmer, in his talk to the 
student body reviewed the institution 
and development of the annual scholar- 
ship day. "Surely all agree," he said, 
"that no college can long endure or 
discharge its full duty to society and 
its students unless its chief emphasis 
is placed on actual achievt ment." 

"Scholarship," continued the Dean, 
"does not necessarily mean grades, 
although the relationship between 
grades and scholarship is quite signif- 
cant. Our objective," he stated, "is 
two fold: (1) to pay tribute to those 
who have done their work creditably 
during the year thereby bringing 
honorable distinction to the college 
while advancing themselves; and (2) to 
dedicate ourselves one and all to the 
real work of the new college year upon 
which we have just entered so asu- 

Dr. McConaughy has 
had a long association with colleges and 
with college students. He received the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts from Yale 
University in 1909, the degree of 
Master of Arts from Bowdoin in 1911, 
and from Darmouth in 1915. In 1913 
he was made Doctor of Philosophy by 
Columbia University. In the subse- 
quent years the degree of Doctor 
of Literature was conferred upon him 
by Williams College and by Dartmouth 
College. Prior to his coming to Wesle- 
yan University in 1925. Dr. Mc- 
Conaughy had served as professor of 
education at Bowdoin and Dartmouth 
Colleges and from 1918 to 1925 was 
professor of education and president of 
Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. 
He holds membership in Phi Theta Pi 
and Phi Beta Kappa, and in 1913 his 
book, The School Drama, was published. 

ReMearch Fellows 

William B. Esselen, B.S., Arthur S 
Levine, B.S., Walter Stapat, B.S. 
Institutional Fellows 
Frederick N. Andrews, B.S., C. Chap- 
man Crooks, M.S., Alice I. Dwight, 
B.S., John N. Everson, B.S., Chester 
L. French, B.S., Miriam Hatch, B.S., 
Karol J. Kucinsky, B.S., Oscar Mar- 
golin, B.S., Julius Novick, B.S., Ver- 
non K. Watson, M.S. 

Research Assistants 
Mrs. Gladys Cook, B.S., Robert E. 
Buck, M.S. 

Graduate Assistants 
Roland F. Becker, B.S., Amedeo 
Bondi, B.S., Cornelius K. Cain, B.S., 
John Calvi, M.S., Carl F. Clancy, 
B.S., Hans Henning von Dobeneck, 
Dorothy Doran, B.S., Clyde W. Dow, 
B.L.F., Peter Dunn, B.S., Rudolph 
Frunt, A.B., Carl S. Gerlack, B.S., 
Walter H. Hodge, A.B., Elfriede 
Klaucke, B.S., C. Collins Lyle, M.S., 
Alexander A. Lucey, B.S., Carroll P. 
Moore, B.S., David G. Mountain, 
B.S., Charles E. Myers, B.S., Alfred 
N. Newton, B.S., Philip Robinson, 
B.S., Inez W. Williams, M.S. 
New Enrollment 
Joseph P. Amberlock, B.S., Fred- 
erich N. Andrews, B.S., Lloyd O. 
Appleton, M.S., Roland F. Becker, 
B.S., George M. Bernique, B.S., 
Amedeo Bondi, Jr., B.S., Samuel 
Bresnick, B.S., Cornelius K. Cain, 
B.S., Mrs. Gladys M. Cook, B.S., 
Laura M. Cooley, B.S., Bernadine J. 
Booney, A.B., Elizabeth C. Crombie, 
A.B., Chester S. Cross, B.S., Guy A. 
Cummings, Jr., B.S., Charles H. 
Daniels, B.S., Clyde W. Dow, M.S., 
Hans Henning von Dobeneck, Alice 
I. Dwight, B.S., Charles B. Flynn, Jr., 
B.S., Daniel J. Foley, B.S., Carl S. 
GerUck, B.S., Barnett L. Golub, B.S., 
Miriam Hatch, B.S., Mrs. Margaret 
L. Healy, A.B., Winston Healy, A.B., 
Eunice M. Johnson, B.S., Issac Klein, 
B.S., Anna F. Larose, B.S., C. Collie 
Lyle, Jr., M.A., Oscar Margolin, B.S., 
Francis C. McKenna, A.B., Charles 
E. Meyers, B.S., Joseph Miller, B.S., 
Ernest M. Mills, B.S., David C. 
Mountain, B.S., Edmond Nash, B.S., 
Alfred E. Newton, B.S., Julius Novick, 
B.S., Frederich C. Numbers, Jr., B.A., 
Allan O'Brien, Jr., B.S., George P. 
Pease, B.S., Miriam Pomerantz, B.S., 
Edward P. Ponte, B.S.E., Rial S. 
Potter, Jr., B.S., Henry F. Riseman, 
B.S., Phillip Robinson, B.S., Thomas 
J. Savaria, B.S., Marion E. Smith, B.S., 
Samuel P. Snow, B.S., Philip C. 
Stone, B.S., William H. Torno, B.S.E., 
John P. Veerling, B.S., Edna E. 
Willims, B.A., Gwendolyn S. Wood, 
B.A., James M. Worthington, M.A. 
Former Graduate Students 
Enrolled A&nin 
Harvy A. Baricle, B.S.F., William B. 
Becker, B.S., Herman Broudy, M.S., 


Continued from Page 1 
listed five classes as follows: 

Class I. Sophomore Horsemanship 
Class II. Junior Horsemanship. 
Class III. Co-ed Horsemanship. 
Class IV. Boy Scouts Horseman- 
ship. Troop 501 and 506. 
Class V. Exhibition Ride by Senior 

Three ribbons will be awarded in 
each class. 



Thursday evening, Oct. 10, 193.1. 
llowker Auditorium 

7:00-7:08 P.M. Q.T.V. 

7:08-7:16 Lambda Chi Alpha 

7:16-7:24 Kappa Epsilon 

7:24-7:32 Theta Chi 

7:32-7:40 Sigma Phi Epsilon 

7:40-7:48 Alpha Gamma Rho 

7:45-8:00 Alpha Sigma Phi 

8:00-8:08 Kappa Sigma 

8,08-8:16 Phi Sigma Kappa 

8:16-8:24 Alpha Epsilon Pi 

8:24-8:32 Phi Lambda Tau 

8:32-8:40 Theta Kappa Gamma 
Calvin Hannum, Chairman, 
Entertainment Committee. 

Phi Zeta 

On October 25, Phi Zeta will hold a 
vie party at the sorority house f 0r 
members and pledges. 

Mrs. Marshall O. Lanphear and Mrs. 
Robert D. Hawley have accepted 
invitations to become patronesses of 
Phi Zeta. 

Alpha Lambda Mu 

Mollye Cooney has been ehoaefl 
chairman of the Dads' Day committee. 

Several Alpha Lambda Mu alumnae 
were at the college over the weekend: 
Jo Fisher, Laura Adams, Alma Coboa, 
and Kay Fletcher. 

Kay Fletcher, formerly of the class 
of '38, has announced her engagement 
to Raymond Proctor of the class of '36. 

Robert E. Buck, M.S., John Calvi, M. 
S., Carl F. Clancy, B.S., James A. 
Conroy, B.S., C. Chapman Crooks, 
M.S., A. M. Davis, B.S., Howard R. 
Derise, M.S., Laurence S. Dickinson, 
B.S., Jessie E. Donley, M.S., Dorothy 
F. Doran, B.S., William B. Esselin, 
M.S., John N. Everson, B.S., Mrs. 
lone K. Flower, B.A., James H. Flynn, 
B.S., Rudolph J. L. Frundt, A.B., 
Chester L. French, B.S., Mrs. Irene A. 
Goodell, B.S., Edward W. Harvey, 
B.S., Walter H. Hodge, A.B., Richard 
T. Holway, M.S., Benjamin Isgur, M. 
S., Raymond N. Jenness, B.S., El- 
friede Klaucke, B.S., Karol Kucinski, 
B.S., John W. Kusmeski, Arthur S. 
Levine, B.S., Alexander A. Lucey, 
B.S., Harold L. Lynch, A.B., Walter 
F. McAndrews, B.S., Oreana A. 
Melliam, B.S., Rudolph Monosmith, 
B.S., Carroll P. Moore, B.S., John F. 
Moran, B.S., Miriam Morse, M.S., 
Francis Pray, M.S., Harold W. Smart, 
A.B., Walter Stepat, B.S., Vernon K. 
Watson, M.S., Inez K. Williams, M.S. 

Sigma Reta Chi 

Sigma Beta Chi announces a new 
pledge: Evelyn Parker, '38 

Sigma Beta Chi will hold a luncheon 
for the Dads on Dads' Day. 

Betty Harrington, Violet Koski la, 
and Lois Friedrich were on campus 
over the weekend. 

Lambda Delta Mu 

On Monday night, Helen Allis 1)6, 
Lois Fun '37, Clare Youngren '38, and 
Marjorie Annis '38 were made mem- 
bers of Lambda Delta Mu. 

Mrs. Van Rpekel has been chosen as 
new advisor to Lambda Delta Mu. 

A Dads' Day dinner will be given 
at Lambda Delta Mu with Marjorie 
Whitney '36, in charge. 

A tea was given this afternoon for 
the new advisor, Mrs. Van Roekel. 
Patronesses, the new professor's wives, 
and other invited guests were present 


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Amherst, Mass. 


Continued from Page 2 
September 25, under the tutelage of 
Red Ball, the team is ready to go out 
and win. Alfred Chace is captain, 
and Wilbur Young manager. 

Freshman Reception 

Plans for a freshman reception by the 
seniors are being made following a 
meeting held Sunday by Alfred Chace. 
president of the Student Council. 

John Deacon's Shop 

Shoe Repairs 
Expert workmanship, Quality materials 

Lowest prices in town 
10 Main St. Facing the Common North College 


All freshmen are invitated to both 
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The following appointments of Cadet 
gecond Lieutenants in the Cadet 
Regiment, R.O.T.C., Cavalry Unit 
at thil College are announced: 

To He Cadet Second Lieutenant* 

Cedet Sergeant Randolph C. Rar- 
r ,,w . ( 'adet First Sergeant Fredrick K. 
Hull Cadet First Sergeant James R. 
Clarke, Cadet Sergeant Robert B. 
i ,k, Cadet Sergeant Ralph W. 
Dimock, Cadet Sergeant Alden R. 
Eaton, Cadet Sergeant Alfred H. 
Gardner, Jr., Cadet Sergeant Chester 
\| Cates, Cadet Staff Sergeant Wil- 
|, a m L. Goddard, Jr., Cadet Master 
Servant Calvin S. Hannum, Cadet 
Servant Donald H. Haselhuhn, Cadet 
StrfMBt Robert F. Hutt, Cadet 
Sergeant Harry A. Johnson, Cadet 
Firs! Sergeant Richard T. Kennett, 
Cal-i First Sergeant Norvin C. Lau- 
licn-uin, Cadet Sergeant Edward V. 
Law. ( 'adet Sergeant Robert B. Lincoln 
Cadet Sergeant Francis A. Lord, Cadet 
BeHMlrt Harold A. Midgley, Cadet 
Sergeant Howard C. Parker, Cadet 
Sergeant Walter D. Raleigh, Cadet 
Deigennl Edward J. Soulliere, Cadet 
Sergeant Royal K. Tanner, Cadet 
Sergeant Adolph E. Tikofski, Cadet 
Staff Sergeant John L. Wood. 

Tin- following appointments of Non- 
commissioned Officers in the Cadet 
Regiment, R.O.T.C, Calvalry Unit at 
thus College are announced: 

To Be Cadet Sergeant* 

Cadet Corporal Arthur C. Avery, 
Cadet Corporal Isadore Barr, Cadet 
Robert A. Bieber, Cadet Louis A. 
Hrcault. Jr., Cadet Corporal Alfred 
\V. Bruneau, Cadet Corporal Leroy 
F. Clark, Cadet Corporal Robert E. 
Couhig, Cadet Corporal James F. 
(utter. Cadet Corporal Ernest K. 
Davis. Cadet Corporal Albert J. 
(Indus, Cadet Corporal Robert P. 
Holdsworth, Jr., Cadet Leroy K. 
Hosghtoa, Jr., Cadet Corporal Allan S. 
Ingalls. Cadet Corporal John E. 
binders. Cadet Wendell E. Lapham, 
Cadet Walter B. Moseley, Cadet 
Corporal Anthony J. Nogelo, Cadet 
Corporal David A. Peterson, Cadet 
Kenwood Ross, Cadet Corporal John 
Ruffley, Jr., Cadet Corporal John J. 
Ttlinski, Cadet Corporal Harvey G. 
Turner. Jr., Cadet Corporal Frederick 
F. Whittemore, Jr., Cadet Arthur E. 
Robinson, Jr. 



Continued from Page 1 
presided over by Dr. Hugh P. Baker. 
The Processional and recessional were 
played by Frank B. Stratton, director 
of music. Dean William L. Machmer 
spoke on "Our Objective." The 
principal speaker President James L. 
McConaughy, of Wesieyan University, 
discussed "College Values." 

The eleven seniors elected to Phi 
Kappa Phi, and a brief summary of 
their activities in college, are as 

Marian E. Bullard is a graduate of 
New Salem Academy and majoring 
in English and is a member of Alpha 
Lambda Mu sorority. 

Alfred H. Brueckner, a graduate of 
Central High School, Springfield, is 
doing his major work in the depart- 
ments of bacteriology and physiology, 
and is a member of Kappa Sigma 

Allyn H. Fisher came to this college 
from the Norwood High School and 
chose to do his major work in the 
botany department. He is a member 
of Theta Chi. 

Elizabeth W. Hager was graduated 
from the Deerfield High School, has 
specialized in the department of home 
economics, and is member of the Home 
Economics Club and of the Clee Club. 

Leonta G. Horrigan prepared for 
college at the West Springfield High 
School and is now a candidate for 
honors in the English department. 
Miss Horrigan was one of the associate 
editors of last year's Index, has held 
offices in the Y.W.C.A. and is a mem- 
Inr of Alpha Lambda Mu sorority. 

Edward Lavin, a residt nt of Spring- 
field, transferred to Massachusetts 
State College from Springfield Junior 
College and is doing his major work in 
the department of chemistry. 

Elizabeth Low who is specializing in 
home economics department, was grad- 
uated from the Arlington High School. 
While here at college she has served on 
the W.S.G.A. Council for two years, 
and holds membership in the Home 
Economics Club and in the orchcstia. 

Alumnus Married 

'21 Edward B. Landis to Miss Eve 
Salt man, August 23, 1935, at Holyoke, 

'26 Marvin Goodwin to Miss Con- 
stance Helene Blegan, June 29, 1935 
at Baltimore, Md. 

w'26 Aaron F. Cromack to Miss 
Ruby Totman, August 5, 1935 at 
Plymouth, N.Y. 

'28 J. Stanley Hall to Miss Lucille 
Hegewald, May 25, 1935, at New 
albany, Ind. 

'29 Miss Miriam Huss to Rev- 
Lewis W. Williamson, January 7, 1935, 
at Winthrop, Mass. 

'29 John A. Sullivan to Miss Ver- 
onica M. Brennan, June 29, 1935, at 
Litchfield, Conn. 

'30 & '30 Ralph Nickerson to Miss 
Alice Stiles, August 24, 1935, at 
Westfield, Mass. 

'30 Frank A. Skogsberg to Miss 
Lorraine Harris, July 27, 1935, at 
North Leominster, Mass. 

'30 Winthrop G. Smith to Miss 
Alice M. Elliot, August 14, 1935, at 
sterling, Mass. 

'31 Miss Anne J. Campbell to Jesse 
L. Thomason, September 7, 1935, at 
Springfield, Mass. 

'31 Alan W. Chadwick to Miss Mary 
Goodhue, August 17, 1935, at Belcher- 
town, Mass. 


Prof. Edna L. Skinner 
Dean of Women 

Drop in and see BILL and AL 

| And have a steak — or perhaps just 
a sandwich and coffee at 

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I Draught Beer at Diner Number One 

College Drug Store 


Registered Pharmacist 
Amherst Mass. 

Samuel Neuman, majoring in the 
department of languages and literature, 
was manager of freshman football and 
baseball teams, and holds membership 
in the Menorah Society and the Social 
Science Club. Mr. Neuman, who was 
graduated from the Boston Latin 
School, is a candidate for honors in 

'32 Edward J. Donaghy to Miss 
Frances McCarron, July 6, 1935, at 
Boston, Mass. 

'33 Robert M. Howes to Miss 
Margaret E. Broome, June 29, 1935, 
at Knoxville, Tenn. 

'33& '34 Benton P. Cummings to 
Miss Marjorie Jensen, August 17, 1935. 
at Worcester, Mass. 

'34 Louis J. Bush to Miss Helen 
Wisnewski, August 31, 1935, at Ashe- 
vill, N.C. 


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Harry D. Pratt, a graduate of the 
Drury High School of North Adams, is 
a candidate for honors in the entom- 
ology department. He has served on 
the freshman handbook committee, 
and has been associated with the 
Outing Club, the Fernald Entomology 
Club, the orchestra, the Bay State 
Revue, and the swimming team. 

Lester Peterson, a resident of Quincy 
and a transfer from the University of 
Maine, is doing his major work in the 
botany department, and holds a 
varsity M in football. 

Charles N. Sjogren, was graduated 
from tht Hasthampton High School 
and has been centering his work in 
chemistry. He is now a candidate for 
honors in that department. 

'34 Miss Shirley McCarthy to Rich- 
ard I. Miller, August 31, 1935, at 
Brookline, Mass. 

'34 James W. Robertson to Miss 
Barbara Bejeune, August 10, 1935, at 
Dorchester, Mass. 

'34 &'34 Ralph Schreiter to Miss 
Rosamund Shattuck, May 7, 1935, at 
Lebanon, N.Y. 

'21 Dr. Henry Nigro to Miss Anna 
M. Santasuosso, May 12, 1935 at 
Medford, Mass. 

'26 Miss Helen Nichols to Dr. E. F. 
Fincher, Jr., February 10, 1934 at 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

'32 Edward Waskiewicz to Miss 
Josephine Hankowski, April 29, 1935 
at Northampton, Mass. 

'33 & '33 Benjamin D. Betts to Miss 
Eleanor Townsend, May 28, 1935 at 
Worcester, Mass. 

Professor Edna L. Skinner, Dean 
of Women and bead of the department 
of home economics, was born at 
Cooper, Michigan, a small country 
town near Kalamazoo. Her early 
education was received in the schools 
of Kalamazoo. She is a graduate of 
the Kalamazoo High School and the 
Michigan State Normal College. 

In 1908 she received her B.S. at 
Columbia University and later in \\)1\) 
she earned an M.A. degree from the 
same institution. In 1922 she was 
awarded an honorary master's degree 
in education from the Michigan State 
Normal College. 

For four years, from 1908 to 1912, 
Miiis Skinner was an instructor at the 
Teachers College at Columbia Uni- 
versity. The next six years were 
spent as head of the department of 
household science at the James Mili- 
kan University at Decator, Illinois. 
During the summers 1915 and 1916 
she taught at the summer hcIiooI of 
the University of California. On 
January first 1919, Miss Skinner was 
called to the Massachusetts State 
College to be professor of home 
economics and head of the department 
in which capacity she has served since 
that time. She is also on the standing 
committees for admission and the 
course of study. 

Miss Skinner has a great interest in 
nature and the out of doors. At her 
home on Fearing Street she has a 
feeding station for the birds. At this 
time of year the birds begin to fre- 
quent these stations and already she 
has been able to see some of the birds 
which winter here and have been 

guests for several seasons. Although 
she is interested in nature and the 
outdoors, she does not care to take 
long hikes, but prefers to go by auto 
to some spot outside of Amherst and 
browse about from there She is an 
arch nt horsewoman and enjoys them 
trips on horseback when her schedule 
can l>c arranged to allow for the m-« e.n- 
sary leisure. 

Outside the college, Miss Skinner has 
for the past two years been the presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts State Nome 
Economics Association, and for a 
while she was the chairman of the 
division of the family and its relations 
in the American Association of Homo 
Economics. She is also a member of the 
National Association of Dean's of 

Miss Skinner has traveled exten- 
sively in this country and abroad 
having spent two summers in California 
having visited in the Northwest and 
all along the Pacific Coast. She also 
spent one summer abroad. It is her 
ambition to ■peud a year sometime in 
the future in Europe, studying the 
family and home conditions and mak- 
ing comparisons with our American 
family institution. 

An interest in old New England 
architecture and historical bouses was 
IKThaps fostered by her grandfather 
who left his home in Vermont and with 
a group of pioneers went to Michigan 
and there established his home and 
built his house as an exact replica of 
the one he- had left in Vermont. In 
this atmosphere where parents and 
grandparents kept alive an int. Test. 
and a love for New England, it follows 
that she also carried out this fondness 
and has since established herself in 
the country of her ancestors. 





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Continued from Page 2 
a column headed "Kaleidoscope" two 
rather feeble jokes that clearly repre- 
sent the general if somewhat pro- 
vincial attitude of the majority 
of the State students towards agri- 
culture. One referred to the fact that 
the incoming freshman class as a 
whole does not know what a silo is, 
which, instead of being deplored as 
shameful ignorance may be taken as a 
sign that the student body is becoming 
more "urbane" and "sophisticated." 
The other joke was feebler still and 
consisted of a pun on the sound "hie" 
and the word "hick." 

My object in writing this letter is 
not so much to urge a greater propor- 
tion of true cosmopolitanism and 
witticism in the Collegian's columns — 

Novick & Johnson 

Custom Tailors 

Suits Made to Order 

Cleaning, Pressing & Repairing 

Burns and Moth holes rewoven 

Phone 342W 3 Pleasant St 

although, to l>e sure, such a plea might 
not be amiss were the potentialities 
for heeding it present as much as it 
is to suggest that an attitude so basic- 
ally apologetic reveals a surprising 
lack of self-esteem, much less of self- 
confidence. Furthermore the attitude 
shows that "Bay State's loyal sons" 
possess ideas concerning agriculture 
and agriculturalists which are today 
as out-of-date and ridiculous as were 
the ideas generally held in Europe 
concerning the Earth's shape on 
October twelfth, fourteen ninety-two. 
In this "enlightened age" the only 
apologists for attending an agricul- 
tural college need be those profound 
intellectuals who have no conception 
at all of what modern agriculture in- 
volves. Moreover the "theory" that 
inferior mental types take up agricul- 
ture is about as tenable as a theory 
seeking to establish the fact that 
superior mental types naturally gravi- 
tate towards shoe salesmanship. 

In closing I should simply like to 
remark that were certain elements on 

are not farmers, the fact that they are 
monkeys might be overlooked. 

Nicholas Biel Jacobson 
Stockbridge '36 

Twenty Mount Holyoke College 
freshmen will be allowed to take only 
two courses this year under rules set 
down for a unique educational ex- 
periment there. 

Expansion of the University of 
Michigan graduate school is being 
made possible through the recent gift 
of $5,000,000 from the trustees of the 
Horace H. and Mary A. Rachkam 

Three universities in Chicago are 
sponsoring a university of the air to be 
broadcast over five local stations. An 
extensive four-year course is being 
planned for this novel university. 

New York University has received 
more than 10,000 books during the 
the Mass. State campus less vociferous ! past few months through the activities 
in calling attention to the fact that they of the Society for the Libraries. 


Continued from Page 3 

Manter, Newman, re le, Adams 

Putnam, Sawyer, qb 

qb, Sturtevant, R. Peckham, Alpert 
Reed, lhb rhb, Allen, F. Riel, Brown 
Shaw, Johnson, Gentry, rhb, 

lhb, Stewart, F. Riel 
Frye, Karakashian, fb 

fb, Koenig, Murphy 

Score-Bowdoin 7, Mass. State 6. 
Touchdowns- Koenig, Karakashian. 
Points after touchdown-Sawyer. Ref. 
J. F. Farrell, Michigan. Umpire, W. 
L. Stearns, Springfield. Linesman, R. 
Hanifin, Holy Cross. Field judge, J. 
M. Bergen, Holy Cross. Time-15- 
minute periods. 

This game marked the first ap- 
pearance of Allen as a running back. 
Hitherto his has been the blocking 
assignment. Adams and Bongiolatti 
in the line and Koenig in the backfield 
showed some fine playing for State. 
Johnson, Reed and Frye starred for 
the visitors. Karakashian, who made 
the touchdown for Bowdoin entered 
the game late. 

The human race has grown ., f u || 
two inches in average height during the 
last century, Dr. Edith Boyd [ m . 
versity of Minnesota, report*-,! 
extensive research. 

Princeton University administrator* 
recently announced an expansion pl an 
that calls for the raising of $7,7.00,000. 

Seniors at the Neward Colkfi f 
Engineering have voted in fa\or of 
allowing women to enter their classes 

Parents and even grand-parent an- 
now given the opportunity to uke 
regular college courses and earn uni- 
versity degrees in afternoon study 
under a new adult education plan 
developed at the University of South- 
ern California. 

For your convenience the 


is located in the North Dormitory 
Across from Book Store 

U«l tobacco btinf 
told to bigtfst btddv 





United States 

Treasury Building 


From 1900 up to 1934 the leaf 
tobacco used for cigarettes in- 
creased from 

13,084,037 lbs. to 
326,093,357 lbs.; 

an increase of 2392% 

It takes mild ripe tobacco 
to make a good cigarette. 



During the year ending June 
30, 1900, the Government 
collected from cigarette taxes 

For the year ending June 30, 
1934, the same taxes were 


an increase of 8725% 

— a lot of money. 

Cigarettes give a lot of 
pleasure to a lot of people. 

O 1935. Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. 

Nlore cigarettes are smoked today because 

more people know about them — they are better advertised. 
But the main reason for the increase is that they are made 
better— made of better tobaccos; then again the tobaccos are 
blended — a blend of Domestic and Turkish tobaccos. 
Chesterfield is made of mild, ripe tobaccos. 
Everything that science knows about is used in 
making it a milder and better-tasting cigarette. 

We believe you will enjoy them. 


U« \. C. Library. 


he Agora 

Vol. XI VI 




III.- victory of .,11 

s t.iU- IVann 
"U I '.i. I Day 



Twenty-seventh Hort. 
Show To Be Held 
Amherst Week-end 

No. 4 

State Victorious in Threw Sports 
mid Freshman Victorious in 
Hope Pulls, Feature Events 
Of Day 

Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
and Theta Chi, Respectively, 
Win First Three Places in 
Fraternity Skits 

Breaking all previous records for 
attendance on Dads' Dad, four hun- 
dred and forty one Dads were guests of 
the College last Saturday. This marked 
the tenth time that Massachusetts 
State College has set aside a day for 
the Dads to visit the College. 

Saturday's event was one of the 
most pleasant ones ever held. Ideal 
weather coupled with three athletic 
victories coupled to make the event 
an unusually successful one. At the 
evening Dads' Day entertainment, the 
skit entitled Beebe Burlesque, presented 
by Kappa Sigma, was awarded first 

The program opened with a horse 
show under the auspices of the mili- 
tary department in which R.O.T.C. 
cadets and co-tds competed. A re- 
Nptioa by the faculty members, 
registration, and inspection of the 
Continued on Page 6 

Student Horse Show 
Held For First Time 

Dads* Day Event Restricted to 

Members of College R.O.T.C. 

I ii it and Co-eds 

Approximately 12.000 Visitors to 
Last Year's Exhibit 

The Horticultural Show, an annual 
event of gieat interest to the student 
body and the general public, will be 
held in the Cage of the Physical 
Education Building from November 


Tonight at 8 o'clock the Men's 
debating team will meet in the senate 
room of Memorial Hall. Plans for the 
coming year, including the annual 
road trip which may this year take the 
t<am through Northern New England 
and into Canada, will be discussed. 
Any undergraduate who is argumenta- 
tivily inclined is invited to attend. 

The team this year is looking for- 
ward to an unusually successful season. 
Headed by Captain Donald Donnelly 
36, the team includes Max Lilly, '37, 

I assistant captain, W. Gordon Whaley 
'36, manager, Albert Thomas and 
John N'owakowski '37, and John Hoar 
and Alfred Swiren '38, all of whom are 
varsity men. Prof. W. E. Prince is 

I coach. 

As m the past, freshmen are particu- 
larly invited to attend the meeting. 
i sufficient interest is shown, a sepa- 
rate freshman debating team will be 

Before a group of nearly one thous- 
and enthusiastic dads and students the 
first student managed Dads' Day horse 
show was held at the Biding Park, Sat- 
urday, October 12, at 10 A.M. Entries 
in this show were limited to members 
of the undergraduate student body at 
the Massachusetts State College, in 
contrast to the open show held each 
June under the auspices of the Military 

Cadet F. A. Brox was awarded first 
place in the sophomore horsemanship 
class. The cadets competing in this 
class were selected by Colonel Apling- 
ton and Maj. Wat kins from the entire 
sophomore class for proficiency in 
horsemanship, and were judged on their 
performance at the walk and trot. 
F. F. Carr was the winner of second 
place, and Cadet R. E. Alcorn won the 
yellow ribbon. 

The second class, open to all juniors 
enrolled in the advanced course in 
military science and tactics, was won 
by Cadet Sgt. J. F. Cutter. Cadet 
Sergeants L. F. Clark and H. |\ Holds- 
worth were awarded second and third 
places respectively. The awards in this 
Continued to Page 6 


Old Chapel Once 
Again To Be Scene 
Of Sunday Vespers 

Leading lady for "Trial by Jury" 
to be selected in co-rd try-outs 

Former Library to Im> IWd for 

Original Purpose for the First 

Time in Twenty Years 

Pending the remodelling of the Old 
Chapel under a federal grant of $35,000, 
the division of Social Sciences took 
over two temporary classrooms in the 

Mjrlaa lloylan '3tt, Norm Grant '37, 
Milt Auerbach '39, and Ivan 
Cousins '39, win parts in com- 
petition hold under direction of 
Mr. St rat ton. 

Chairman of Hort Show 

first to third, inclusive. This year the 
show is in charge of a student and 
faculty committee which promises to 
have a terminal feature more unusual 
and interesting than any of the past 

The students in the department of 
horticulture are also planning several 
departmental exhibits which will be 
particularly interesting and of great 
originality. As in past years, the 
students will have an opportunity 
to put on original exhibits, either in 
the class exhibit or th« individual 
100-foot plots. The commercial flor- 
ists of the Holyoke-Northampton as- 
sociation will provide several striking 
exhibits of chrysanthemums, roses, 
and other floral displays. Our well- 
Continued on Page 5 




Assistant Dean Marshall O. Lan- 
phear has been appointed by Acting 
Governor Joseph L. Hurley as the 
official representative of this state to 
the Pan-American Institute of Geog- 
raphy and History holding meetings 
this week in Washington, D.C., Presi- 
dent Hugh V. Baker announced this 

Dean I^anphear left Tuesday after- 
noon to attend the assembly. Official 
delegates will be present from other 
states of this country and from Pan- 
American governments members of 
the union. 

James Kerr will fill the leading role 
of the musical clubs' operetta "Trial 
by Jury" as a result of try-outs for the 
cast held last Tuesday night in the 
Memorial Building. He will be sup- 
ported by Norman Grant, the Judge 
Myles Boylan as counsel; Ivan Cousins 
an usher; and by Milton Auerbach in 
the role of the foreman of the jury. 
All the members of the cast except two 
have been active in the work of the 
musical clubs in past years. The 
woman's lead which was not filled will 
be ehoscn tonight. 

James Kerr '36 playing the part of 
the defendant in this parody of court 
procedure, is noted for the quality of 
Ins tenor voi< « Ho has been prominent 
in the programs of the musical clubs, 
and has been presented to the student 
body several times on their programs. 

Norman Grant, baritone judge, 
baaklaa being ■ member of the glee 
club is a past member of the ehoir and 
Continued to Page 6 



preshmen Hold Weight Advantage 
Over Sophs In Interclass Events 

iefeat of the sophomore rope pull teams last Saturday is easily under- 
, k *™ B one glance at the weight and height statistics, recently gathered of 

I th * tWO class*. 1T,„ „ 

| b -V exactlv 

■■ "tit: kkiiic 

Die average freshman man outweighs the average sophomore 

lhave a 

seven pounds and that is no mean advantage. In addition, the frosh 

ng them the heaviest man in college, 238 pounds, and the tallest, 

ve inches. 

y»»cal records recently compiled, however, show that the average fresh- 

"' ■ five pounds lighter than her sophomore sister, although of the 

r fl r ige height. Sophomore women this year average heavier, 129 pounds, 

►«. i ' "men in any other class, yet this class also contains the college light- 

« hl - ■ 97 pounder. 

, '« »iiht and Wight Data on four Lndergraduate Classes 







5' 8" 

6' 5" 

5' 3" 






5' 4" 

5' 8" 

4' 10" 







6' 3" 

5' 2" 






5' 4" 

5' 10' 

5' 1" 






5' 8" 

6' 1" 

5' 3" 





5' 3" 

5' 7" 

4' 9" 






5' 8i" 

6 4 

5! 3 






5' 3" 

5' 9" 




i 4MI I \ 
I VI I SI 11 

Thursday, October 17 

7.00 p.m. Collegian Competition, 

Memorial Huilding 
7.30 p.m. Band Rehearsal, Mem. 

8.00 p.m. Women's Glee Club, 

Memorial Huilding 
Vic Parties 
Saturday, October 19 

End of Y.W.C.A. membership 

Vic Parties 
Sunday, October 20 

5 p.m. Vespers, Memorial Huild- 
ing, James G. Gilkey 
Tuesday, October 22 

7 p.m. History Sociology Club 

Soc. Seminar 

8 p.m. Men's Glee Club Mem. 

Wednesday, October 23 
8 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal, Mem 

building, Tuesday. Classes in econom- 
ics and public speaking are now meet- 
ing there. 

Both the reading room and the 
study room of the old library have 
been converted into classrooms. Chairs 
for fifty students have been put in the 
former, and fixed benches for one 
hundred and twelve in the latter. 
Neither the offices nor the stackroom 
have been renovated so far. 

Although the project for the re- 
modelling of the entire building has 
been approved in Boston, it is yet to 
be confirmed in Washington. Until 
official action is taken on the grant, 
Continued on Page 6 

Reverend James Gordon Gilkey, 
former minister of the South Congre- 
gational Church, Springfield, will apeak 
at vespers, October 20. His subject will 
be "Maintaining One's Self Confi- 

For several years, Reverend Gilkey 
has been a regular speaker at the 
chapel services of the college. Not 
only is he well-known for his author- 
ship of several books on personal 
ethics and efficency, but was for several 
years professor of religion at Amherst 
college where he was voted the most 
popular chapel speaker. 

Beginning at 4:45, the Prelude to 
Parsifal will be played on the Cape- 

Light and Heavyweight Students 
To Start Banana Diet Monday 

Beginning next Monday bananas 
are to be eaten at only two meals a 
day, twelve overweight and twelve 
underweight students, who were se- 
lected by Dr. Radcliffe to follow ■ diet 
which will bring their weight to normal, 
were instructed. At the other meal, 
they will have fruit. 

In explaining this project, Dr. 
Radcliffe pointed out that overweight 
or underweight conditions, in the 
abscence of any disease, is largely a 
matter of diet. Therefore, a dozen 
healthy men and women who were 
overweight and another dozen who 
were underweight were selected for the 

Mrs. Gladys Cooke, research assis- 
tant, and Dr. Helen Mitchell of the 
home economics department are super- 
vising the project. On this "milk and 
banana" diet, as thty prefer to call it, 
the students will not live on milk and 
bananas alone. However, these things 
will form an essential part of their 
diet for two meals a day. At a third 
meal, fruit of some other kind is in- 


Diets for the two groups vary 
Those overweight will follow a modi- 
fied form of that for the underweight 
'I he check on gains and losses wi|| he 
; recorded by the students themselves 
After beginning on Monday, the stu- 
dents are expected to follow the diets 

The project, already referred to in 
local sporting circles as the "banana 
marathon," is one of a series which the 
United Fruit Company has sponsored 
m the past. The cost of the diet is 
borne partly by the company and 
partly by the student. By next 
•June the fruit company will be able to 
tell its customers how men and women 
who were doing average college work 
were able to bring that waistline to 
narmal by including a sufficient amount 
of fruit in their diets. By next June 
too, at the rate of two bananas a day' 
each student will have eaten 446 

And leap year makes it two bananas 





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Florida has a reputation for tropical hurricanes and London is 
well known for its fogs, but Massachusetts State College is rapidly 
acquiring a reputation for dust. 

Of course, we realize that some of M.S.C. campus roads have 
always been unique. Holes, washboard effects, and wallowing seas 
of mud have contributed to student woes for many years now. 
But students, on the whole are not disturbed too much by such 
impediments to travel. While it seems to be the consensus of 
opinion that very little is done to improve these conditions, yet 
no serious protest results. 

But in the last two or three weeks a situation has arisen that 
demands decided action. The poor roads of the campus are dirt 
roads and these roads are productive of dust. With a period of 
dry weather this dust has become not only a real problem to 
students but also a threat to their very health. 

As each car passes along Lincoln Avenue or along the road in 
front of the Goessman Laboratory, a cloud of blinding and chok- 
ing dust arises. It coats passersby, it invades the dining hall, it 
is deposited in the Memorial Building. It has become not only a 
nuisance but a danger to healthful living. 

We wonder why such a situation is allowed to exist. A little oil 
would quite effectively keep the dust in place. Yet no attention is 
given these roads outside of an occasional scraping when the holes 
and ridges become so pronounced that a serious accident appears 

Last Saturday especially, this bad situation was noticeable. 
Dads' Day, the day each year when parents of the students are 
invited to visit the college and inspect it, is one day when we have a 
chance to show our college. 

The Dads came and they found many things for commendation. 
But what did they think of Lincoln Avenue, a constant source of 
blinding and choking clouds of dust all during the day? What did 
they think of the road near Goessman Laboratory when the lines 
of cars leaving the rope pull made it almost impossible to see? 
What did these Dads think of the clouds of grime that settled on 
them while they walked around the campus? 

Is that the way we welcome guests to this college? Is it to be 
said that M.S.C. is known for its conferences and the clouds of 
dust it hangs on its visitors. It appears to us that this situation 
could have been avoided with very little expense or trouble. 

An application of oil by the grounds department would have 
eliminated all of that dust. Even wetting down the roads with 
water would have helped. Yet, nothing was done. 

Last year most of our big days were spoiled by unfavorable 
weather. We felt we were getting all the bad luck that was being 
apportioned out. But now we wonder if maybe that rain was not 
really helpful. It may be the lesser of two evils. If it is, we choose 
the rain; it is always possible to go inside and avoid it. But the 
dust invades our buildings. 

We fail to see why something is not done lo remedy this situa- 
tion. Stating that money will be available soon to build new roads 
carries no weight in holding dust in place. Massachusetts State 
has waited before for funds that came years later. 

We protest, and we feel that we speak for most of the student 
body, against an unhealthy and certainly disagreeable situation 
that exists on this campus. To the administration of this college 
we should like to submit this question Why has something not 
been done to remedy this situation? 


Educators and college editors 
throughout the country have hailed an 
end to the "Rah-rah" era. They seem 
to be unanimous in their opinion that 
"Joe" died during the depression. 
They see a different student in the 
college today — one interested in 
world affairs as well as issues of national 
and local interest. Listen, and you can 
hear their gleeful bragging that wide- 
trousered, thick-skulled Joe no longer 
exists. Listen again and you can hear 
the reason why he is gone is that he 
was unable to adapt himself to a 
rapidly changing society. 

In "Joe's" day, wealth was supreme, 
and man lived for personal gain. He 
worked to get money so that he could 
have more material goods than his 
neighbors, Life was nothing more to 
him than one mad struggle to get 

All of this was less than a decade 
ago. It was a time when people 
believed in that great "God" of prog- 
ress and worshipped it in their struggle 
for material wealth. 

But suddenly things changed. The 
machinery of economics became badly 
disarranged. With it, into the cross 
currents and conflicting trends, went 
everything else, including our thought. 
Out of that whole experience, now 
after six years, we see nothing but 
schemes for economic reorganization 
and political realignment, there is still 
no basic philosophy. Plans and form- 
ulae ranging from the Townsend Pen- 
sion Plan to the Communist philosophy 
have passed in rapid review and one by 
one are being rejected as unsatisfactory. 
In the midst of it all, youth individu- 
ally and collectively is in a sadly un- 
certain position. The days when a 
college diploma was a young man's 
guarantee of breaking into the Wall 
Street menagerie are gone. Those 
country estates, five car garages and 
chicken sandwiches live now in a far off 
never-never land. 

The youth of today look out into a 
future, empty of colored rainbows and 
pots of gold. The words of the bacca- 
laureate speakers who confidently as- 
serted a few years ago that our nation 
had never been so rich in opportunties 
for youth take on the aspect of mocking 
echoes in our ears 

Youth realizes the complexity and 
difficulty of the future. The patience 
of youth has been strained by the 
fruitless attempts of the older genera- 
tion to deliver us from this world 
chaos. Youth will demand before 
long, a hand in the shaping of the 
future. And why not? Haven't they 
far more at stake than their elders? 
Youth, by asserting itself can make an 
honest to goodness decision concerning 
the direction towards which society 
shall move. 

College people now rejoice that Joe 
College is djad. Buried with him is 
the tradition which identified youth 
with racoon coats and champagne 
stimulated wit. Now, unhadicapped 
by Joe, youth will attain a new level of 
intellectual respectability which will 
be of inestimable value in meeting 
squarely the problems involved in the 
present and future affairs of mankind. 

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To the Editor of the Collegian. 

It is now more than four years since 
the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege became, officially, the Massachu- 
setts State College. During these years 
there have been many changes, — 
perhaps not all desirable; but one 
change which ought to have come has 
not come: namely, the granting of the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

It is not that there has been no de- 
mand for this change; but the demand 
has not been strong enough and persis- 
tent enough to overcome what deems 
to be the natural inertia of college 
administrations and trustees in regard 
to really worthwhile changes. I say 
"inertia," because it is hard to con- 
ceive of any rational grounds of objec- 
tion to the granting of an A.B. degree 
by the Massachusetts State College. 

The following account will show 
fairly well how things stand. At a 
meeting of the Board of Directors of 
the Associate Alumni, held July 27, 
1934, the question came up for dis- 
cussion. I quote from the minutes of 
the meeting: 

"Mr. Crowley brought up the matter 
of the College granting the A.B. degree. 
He pointed out that the younger 
Alumni, especially, and the under- 
graduates are hopeful of the College 
soon granting the A.B. degree. He 
asked what action the Associate 
Alumni might take in the matter. 

"There was considerable discussion. 
It was the sense of the Board that no 
particular advantage might arise, at 
this time, from any official action on the 
part of the Associate Alumni. 

"However, in response to a roll call, 
each officer and director present at the 
meeting expressed himself, as an in- 
dividual, in favor of the College 
granting the A.B. degree." 

Fourteen alumni were present at 
this meeting. Their classes ranged 
from 1886 to 1929. Among them were 
members of the Faculty of the College. 
The Administration was informed 
of the sentiment of the Alumni in 
regard to the A.B. degree. At length a 
reply came: the President, his Cabinet, 
and the Trustees had considered the 
situation, and had concluded that any 
action would be inexpedient at the 
time. There the matter has been 
allowed to rest; although at B recent 
meeting of the Board of Directors of 
the Associate Alumni, those present 
went on record as still desirous of the 
proposed change. 

The matter ought not to be allowed 
to rest there. Why do those who are 
entrusted with the guidance of the 
College consider the granting of the 
A.B. degree inexpedient? And when, if 
ever, will they decide that it is expe- 

To the first of these questions, as I 
have intimated, no response has been 
forthcoming. One would like to know 
what lies behind the obvious "stalling" 
of the Administration and the Trustees. 
Are they ashamed of what the College 
is doing? — of the fact that in various 
"humanistic" or "liberal arts" sub- 
jects, the instruction offered is the 
equivalent, both in quality and in 
quantity, to that of many colleges 
which grant an A.B. degree? If not, 
why do they hesitate to make public 
acknowledgement of the work that is 
actually being done? Whom could they 
offend, whose opinion would be worth 
considering? And even if such action 
were fraught with some dire peril 
which only they could foresee, would it 
not still be better than the present 
equivocal, not to say definitely dis- 
honest, policy? 

To refuse to grant the degree is to 
discriminate unfairly among the dif- 
ferent groups of students; it is to 
sanction a severe injustice to many of 
them. To take but one example: those 
who major in English (a relatively 
large group, often including some of the 
most brilliant students in the College), 
intending to make it not merely an 
"enthusiasm," but a profession, find, 
after graduation, that they must 
struggle against heavy odds. Whether 
they attempt to secure high school 
positions to teach their chosen subject. 


IIiKtory-Sociology Club 

The History-Sociology Club w ,l) 
meet Tuesday, October 22nd, b. 
7 and 7.50 p.m. in the Sociology 
Seminar room. The program includes 
a student debate on the timely qn es . 
tion, Is the United States Justified m 
abandoning the old claim of the / 
of the seas as a step toward neutrality 
and peace 



Man's fountain pen, white with 
black net work; one end is pmcil; 
clasp missing. Finder please return to 
Ruth Blassberg '37. Reward. 


The men's debating team will meet 
tonight in the Senate Room of the 
Memorial Building. This will bt the 
last opportunity for try-outs for new 
members of the team. All freshmen 
and others interested are urged to 

Westfield High School proved no 
match for the Stockbridge School grid- 
men at M.S.C. Friday afternoon, bow- 
ing to Red Ball's Blue and Whiti com- 
bine 26-6. 

The winners, who played their best 
game in the first half, chalked up the 
first touchdown early in the opening 
quarter with Hair tallying on ■ line 
plunge after a lengthy march up the 
field. Goodwin rushed the point after 
touchdown successfully. A few minutes 
later Boyce broke away off tackle on a 
thirty-two yard run for another score 
but Robbin's boot for the extra point 
missed. Boyce again registered for 
Stockbridge early in the second quarter 
after a steady advance up the field. 
Macintosh failed to convert. 

With their forward pass attack and 
end runs again functioning in the third 
quarter the Westfield lads rushed the 
ball from midfield and Metcalf plunged 
over for the visitor's only tally. 

K.K. is having*a dance Friday even- 
ing for freshmen pledges. 

Alumni of K.K. back for the Com 
State game were: A. Malcolm Camp- 
bell of Boston, William Macomber ti 
Portsmouth, R.I., and Alphonse Ju 

A Vic dance will be held Friday 
night for the freshman pledges of 

Dewitt Baldwin gave a talk on 
religion on Wednesday evening. 

Fred Annable, captain of the Stock 
bridge cross country team is hel 
rounding his team into shape. Stock- 
bridge will cut quite a figure in their 
flashy new uniforms. 

or seek scholarships to enable them to 
pursue a course of graduate study, the 
handicap is the same. However ade- 
quate has been their schedule of 
courses, however brilliant their achieve- 
ment, they stand small chance 0. 
success in competition with student* 
who possess A.B. degrees. Such a 
situation ought not to be allowed tc 
exist. It could easily be remedied. 
Why is it not? 

And (to repeat my former que**** 
if the Administration and the Trusty 
do not now think the granting of ti 
degree expedient, when will they t hin * 
it expedient? To this question it ft 


think, easy to give the answ -r: 
their own accord, probably never, und 
the pressure of public opinion that 1 
to a great extent, student opinion - 
perhaps nery soon." 

The time, we are told, is not nj 
for such an innovation, but il n"* 
conceivably ripen in the • 

articrulate student sentini' : ' 
writer recalls the beginning 

The j 
of -1*1 
campaign to change the narm' <>• J 
College, although it was th< W*» ^ 
of succeeding classes who l , "'* e 
brunt of the conflict. That 
was carried out in the face ■■ I 

opposition. Not only did th V ^i 
tn.tion and the Board of TruM - 
attempt to stifle the ■ovunent, A 
number of influential alum"' ^ 
faculty members were strong 
Continued 0*1 Pb# 


Soccermen Win Over Conn. 2-1; 
Open Series With Williams Sat. 

4 VI I M VI 


3.00 Ludlow High vs. Jr. Varsity 
at M.S.C. 

2.00 Football: M.S.C, vs. Rhode 
Island at Kingston 

Stockbridge vs. Vermont Aca- 
demy at Saxtons River 

Stockbridge Jr. Varsity vs. South 
Hadley at South Hadley 

Cross Country M.S.C. vs. M.I.T. 
at Boston 

2.00 Socrer: M.S.C. vs. Williams 
at M.S.C. 

Football, Stockbridge vs. Deer- 
field at Deerfield 




An exciting moment in the Connecticut soccer game 



State started its string of athletic 
victories last Saturday when the soccer- 
men defeated the Connecticut State 
team, 2-1, before a large and enthusi- 
astic Dads' Day crowd. And although 
the score was 2-1, Statesmen scored all 
the goals of the game. Midway in the 
first period, Capt. Davidson in trying 
to clear the ball away from the State 
goal slanted it by Jim Hodder. 

The game on, State immediately 
rushed the ball into Nuttmegger 
territory. After four minutes of play, 
Osley was fould directly in front of the 
Connecticut goal. Don converted 
with an accurate boot to tally the first 

Connecticut State then marched 
the ball into Maroon territory. Read 
was fouled near the State goal but 
his free kick, however, was wild. In 
clearing the ball Bob Bieber almost 
duplicated Jim Davidson's feat, but 
luckily the ball bounded over the top 

State again forced the issue, but 
repeated attempts at the Connecticut 
goal fell short. The closing play of the 
period saw Capt. Truman Read of 
Connecticut kick high over the State 

The ball was in Connecticut terri- 
tory practically all of the second quar- 
ter, but State failed to capitilize on the 
opportunities. Time and time again 
the attack was stopped by high and 
^de goal kicking, and the fine de- 
fensive work by the Nutmeggers, 
especially halfback* Read and goalee 

The third period was just another 
case of too much Read and Loeffler. 
The forwards could not get by Read. 
He invariably broke up scoring attacks 
*>th 50-yard punts. 

With prospects of an overtime, 
| "**«on likely, both teams put on the I 
Pressure in the final period and rushed 
th « ball up and down the field. Mid- 
r a >' in the quarter Don Osley was 
,0 "led 30 yard 8 j n front of the Con- 
necticut goal. With the outcome of the 
P"J e Spending on the play, Don 
icked the ball into the corner of the 
|«°al to score the winning tally. 
The summaries: 
»• State. 




Keyed with enthusiasm by their 
initial victory of the season over the 
Connecticut State team, the State 
soccer team will play host to Williams 
next Saturday afternoon. As this is the 
only home athlet ic event over the week- 
end, a capacity crowd is expected. 

On paper, the Williams team appears 
to be one of the strongest on the State 
schedule. It has split even in both its 
contests to date, winning over Hamil- 
ton. 2-1, and bowing to Harvard, 1-0. 
Losing to Harvard tells a very potent 
story, for Harvard has one of the 
strongest teams in the East. Last year 
Harvard lost but one game, that to 
Princeton by one goal, and was runner- 
up to ArmWst in the Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Soccer League-. 

A man by man analysis illustrates 
that Williams has a strong team of 
veterans and capable sophomores. 
The defense problem has been ap- 
parently solved for Porter and Palmer, 
hitherto substitutes, have combined 
with Ed Sheehan to give the team an 
air-tight defense. Sheehan, a seasoned 
veteran has performed brilliantly in 
the nets. The halfback line consists of 
Captain Carr and two sophomores, 
Johnston and Blacke. The forward 
line is composed of four veterans, 
Stowed, Sherman; Close, and Butler, 
and a sophomore Davidson, who was 
the star of his freshman team. 

The State lineup will probably be 
the same that faced Connecticut last 
Saturday. Sam Golub's inability to 
play the left wing position because of a 
knee injury leaves the position wide 
open for competition, Don Haselhuhn 
and Dave Pearlmutter, both seniors, 
may start at left half in place of 
Continued to Page 5 


Puding a "Bob Murray" ending, 
Captain Ray Proctor sprinted a 27-30 
victory last Saturday afternoon to lead 
the field before a large Dads' Day 
audience. In the meet against North- 
eastern University last Saturday tin- 
Derby men emerged victorious for the 
first time this season. 

Arriving at Alumni Field towards the 
close of the football half, the competing 
harriers were headed by Johnston of 
Northeastern. Proctor, however, who 
was closely trailing Johnston took up 
a long powerful stride down Alumni 
Field and sprinted to the finish line 
leaving Johnston behind to come in 
second. Following Johnston came 
Captain Lengel and Perry of North- 
eastern. These three men coming to- 
gether as they did constituted the city 
Harrier's chief threat of victory. 
However, bunched behind these North- 
eastern men were Gillette, Sampson, 
and Nejame who tied for fifth place, 
followed by Ed Beaumont who arrived 
eighth, and Osgood Villaume who 
followed ninth in line. This bunching 
decided the issue and the remaining 
Harriers offered State no threat. 

While this is the first meet that the 
State hdl and dalers have won this 
season it must lie remembered that the 
present "edition" of the Derbymen is 
almost wholly "revised" over last 
year's, and that Saturday victory was 
due to the cooperation and team spirit 
of its members. 
The summary: 

Won by Proctor, M.S.C; Johnston, 
N.U., 2nd; Lengel, N.U., 3d; Perry, N. 
U., 4th; Gillette, Sampson and Nejame, 
all M.S.C, tied for 5th; E. Beaumont, 
M.S.C, 8th; Villaume, M.S.C, 9th; 
Webber, N.U., 10th; Rockwood, N.U., 
11th; Vedo, N.U., 12th; Grant, N.U., 
13th; Sorrenti, N.U., 14th. Time-22 
min. 32 sec. 

Playing tho first of a series of five 
games away from home tin- Taubemeti 
travel to Kingston to meet Rhode 
Island State College on Saturday, 
October 19 at 2 p.m. Last year on 
Alumni Field, in a game in which 
the Statesman failed to capitalize on 
several storing opportunities the Rhode 
Island Rains emerged victorious over 
the home team, 7-0. 

So far this season the record of the 
teams is about equal. Tin- Statesmen 
with one victory out of three- games to 
their credit will meet a highly touted 
Rhode Island team which has bo* two 
games, tied one, and won a single time. 
Coach Kenny's team opened with a 
tough encounter with Holy Gross in 
which the Worcester team trounced 
the Rhodymcn 32-0. Then fallowed 
a 7-0 loss to Maine which was followed 
by a surprising victory over this year's 
Brown football edition. This whs the 
first time in the Rhode Island-Brown 
football series of twenty-four games 
since 1909 that Brown has fallen before 
the Rams. I^ast Saturday playing in 
Brookline the Rhode Islanders held 
Northeastern to a 6-6 tie. 

The Rhode Island team is slightly 
heavier than is the Maroon and White 
set up, but is fast and flashy, using 
deception in their strong offense. In 
the team that the Mass. State eleven 
emcounters next Saturday will be two 
exceptionally fast wingmen, D'lorio 
and McCarthy, who are strong on both 
the offense aud defense. The back- 
field is equipped with clever and well 
trained men. Messina and Mantenuto 
at the halves, Wright as quarterback, 
and Mudge as fullback. In comment- 
ing on the Rhode Island team an 
official Holy Cross bulletin said, 
"Rhode Island State possesses a well 
drilled team, a fast and shifty outfit, 
not having too much weight. Keany 
always puts a well -conditioned team on 
the field and has had a good deal of 
success in the past few years." Coach 
Keany has stressed speed and decep- 
tion in preparation for the season. 
Otherwise he has a group of men highly 
trained in the fundamentals of foot- 



A smoothly functioning band of 
Taubemen provided g win very much 
in accord with the spirit of Dads' Day 
when they turned back a Connecticut 
State eleven by a score of :'. r >-r> on 
Alumni Field Inst Sat unlay. The 
contest was n plete with many thrills, 
Stowarfs passing, a 88 yard run by 
Elmer Alien and a !>H yard run for a 
touchdown by Carney of the victors 
after a recovered M.S.C. fumble de- 
lighting the largest Dads' Day audience 
ever to grace the campus. 

Scoring o pe n ed lale in the first 
quarter. Alport bad run a Connecticut 
punt to the Maroon and While .{«> 
yard line and the march began as 
Koenig hit the line for four yards. 
Stewart brought the ball to the Nut- 
megger 49 yard stripe after a fake 
reverse to Koenig. A Ste-wart to 
Koe-nig pass netted four more yards 
and the touchdown play came as 
Stewart tossed a 18 yard pass to Terry 
Adams, which gain Terry lengthened 
into a tally as he dodged around safety 
man Poland on a thirty yard run to the 
final marker. Allen converted. 

Connecticut scored it's first touch- 
down early in the second perioel. 
A blocked punt on the Maroon and 
White 18 yard stripe placed them in 
position for a Freco to O'Grady pass 
ov. r tho goal lino. This quarter fea- 
tured a 65 yard jaunt by "Where's 
Elmer" Allen to the visitor's 18 yard 

M.I.T. Meet to he Hold nt 
Franklin Field 


I Bieber 
I Fein I 

0sl ( , 
I Kyle 







Huzzee, Adams, 






Conn. State j 


Nothnagle j 









•"'^••.■•r, Haselhuhn 

lo Nettleton, Be. -he 

ij 0l ." MaM ' State 2, Conn. State 1. 
«•> 2, Davidson 1. Referee- 
Continued on Page 6 

The fraternity athletic schedule got 
under way last week Tuesday night at 
the cage with Sigma Phi Epsilon op- 
posing Alpha Gamma Rho and Phi 
Sigma Kappa opposing Phi Lambda 
Tau in both touch football and soccer. 
Tuesday night the Alpha Gams were 
beaten in soccer 3-1, but they held 
Sig Ep. to a 6-6 tie in football. Thurs- 
day night found Phi Lambda Tau 
defeating Phi Sigma Kappa 2-0 in 
soccer, but losing in football 21-6. 
Forer of Phi Lambda Tau is early 
high scorer in soccer with two goals to 
his credit. 

The schedule for this week finds 
Alpha Sigma opposing Non- Fraternity 
in both soccer and football on Tuesday 
night, Alpha Gamma Rho opposing 
Q.T.V. on Wednesday night in two 
contests, and Phi Sigma Kappa oppos- 
ing Lambda Chi Alpha on Thursday 
night in two contests. 

Next Saturday the varisty cross 
country team journey to Boston to 
meet the M.I.T. harriers at Franklin 
Field. State veteran runners are not 
newcomers to the course, for last ■MOM 
they met Northeastern and competed 
in the Intercollegiates over the same 

By comparative scores, State will 
enter the meet on even terms with the 
Engineers. In its initial meet of the 
season, State lost to Tufts, 33-22, while 
Tech in its only meet to date also 
bowed to the Jumbos, 36-19. In both 
meets Starr, the sensational Tufts 
runner beat the opposing team's 
individual star. Both Ray Proctor of 
State and Henry Guerke of Tech were 
just nosed out by Starr. 

Coach Hedland of Tech haa moulded 
his team around three veterans, Henry 
Guerke, Capt. Doug Chalmers, and 
Glen Cooper. The remainder of the 

The campaign for the second touch- 
down began as Lapbam recovered a 
fumbled Nutmoggtr punt reception on 
tho visitors 42 yard line-. Brown made 
a first down on two trips through the 
line. Ste-wart passed to Lnpham who 
lateralled to Bongiolatti, which 
brought the ball to the seven yard line- 
Connecticut lost five yards on an off- 
side penalty and Stewart went through 
tackle for the tally. 

The third period saw Fred Murphy 
0*001 the goal with a Connecticut 
passenger on his back only to be called 
back for stepping noTpill. The States- 
men scored after a pass from Stewart to 
Alpert brought the ball to the 9 yard 
line. Stewart passed to Adams and a 
lateral to Murphy brought the score-. 
Allen faih-d to convert. 

The Taubemen scored again in t la- 
final period, starting from the- Con- 
necticut 33 yard line. Brown made 8 
yards on two plays and Tikofski 
brought the ball to the 14 yard marker. 
Brown advanced the ball to the* 3 
yard line and Riel went around right 
end for a touchdown, but the play was 
called back, both teams being offside-. 
Tikofski brought the ball across with 
two line bucks. 

The Statesmen started another 
march for a tally and probably would 
have had it, had not Carney snatched 
a fumble in mielair within a yard of his 
own goal line and sauntered unhindered 
to the opposite end of the field. Sayers 
failed to eonve-rt. 


The lineup: 

Mass State 
Lapbam, Hauck, Ic 

Conn. State 

into a duel between Capt. Ray Proctor 
and Henry Guerke, and the winner of 
the race will probably decide the winner 
of the meet. Capt. Proctor, Gillette, 
Sampson, Nejame, and E. Beaumont 
have already been chosen to make the | Bongiolatti, Robonjt, Bernstein rg 

re, Morton, 
Carney, Salomon 
Peterson, O'Brien, Bokina Bomberg It 
rt, Pinsky, Itagonse,, Birnbaum 
Sie-vcrs, Bernstein, Brox, Ig 

rg, Soremet, Ciecalone 
Collins, Sturtevant, Gricius, Rose , c 

c, Sayers, Brosch, Groher 

trip. The remaining contestants will 
probably be Villaume, Roberts, Whit 
ney, and D. Beaumont. 

Ig, Brackett 
Gray, Perkins, Fisher, rt It, O'Grady 

Hem bold t, Scott 
Adams, Lchr, re J©, O'Grady 

Alpert, qb qb , Thompson 

Last week's 27-30 victory over 
Northeastern completed the fifth suc- 
cessive undefeated home season for the Stewart!' F. Ri.-l, R Peckham^hb 
Engineers team will be chosen from the State harriers. The Northeastern tri- R j' h„ w 
fodowing runners: Tom Oaks, Norm umph was by the narrowest of margins. Allen Filipskowski Irc3'p /^T 
MAthews. Wendel Fitch. Tom Rv«m. T„ «, !„.,♦ ■ - „„_•_* r._. .. _" "! "'. lpSK " WSkl ' »rown, F. R,el, 

Mathews, Wendel Fitch, Tom Evans, 
George Hohn, and Bob Cambed 

The meet will probably resolve itself assure victory for his team. 

In a last minute sprint Proctor just I Tikofski, rhb Ihb, Poland, Driscoll 

nosed out Johnson of Northeastern to , Koenig, Tikofski, Murphy fb 

fb, Lewis, Grcce 



Two Instructors 
Resign From Staff 

1*ii ii I I*liuiii to Siiccee-el Ki««-; 

Itciijaiuiii ls U in Appointed 

Instructor in Agronomy 

The resignation of Jay L. Haddock, 
instructor in agronomy since 1930, was 
effective Monday morning. Mr. Had- 
dock had DOM an instructor at the 
college since his graduation from 
Brigham Young University. He has 
accepted a position in the University 
of New Hampshire as extension specia- 

Mr. Haddock is su c c ee d e d hy Mr. 
Benjamin Isgur of the class of 1933. 
Mr. Isgur has heen graduate assistant 
in agronomy and received his Master's 
degree last June. At present he is a 
candidate for his doctor's degree. 

Cecil C. Rice, for five years an 
instructor in the department of horti- 
cultural manufactures, has resigned 
from the college staff, Professor Walter 
W. Chenoweth, head of the depart- 
ment, announced today. Mr. Rice has 
accepted a position with the Judd 
Paper Company of Holyoke. His 
resignation will hecome effective No- 
vember 1 . 

Mr. Rice was graduated from Massa- 
chusetts State College in 1928. In 
1930 he was appointed an instructor in 
horticultural manufactures. Mean- 
while he continued with his graduate 
work, and in 1932 he received his 
Master's degree. 

Mr. Paul Isham will succeed Mr. 
Rice as an instructor. He is a gradu- 
ate of this college, and received his 
Doctor's degree last June. For several 
years he has been employed on a 
fellowship, doing outstanding work on 
vitamins. During the summers he has 
done extension work, giving demon- 
strations and lectures on canning. 
Mr. Isham was recently honored by 
receiving second prize in a nationwide 
contest in regard to vitamin D bread 
sponsored by the Bond Bread Com- 


True to tradition, the sophomores 
who turned out last Saturday for the 
annual 60-man rope pull were out- 
numbered almost two-to-one by the 
Frosh. Only 36 sophomores reported 
for duty, as compared to 67 of their 
more beligerent college mates. 

Lined up on the eastern side of the 
College Pond, the Frosh early rallied 
under the disinterested guidance of the 
Senate. To the cheers of their leather- 
lunged henchmen, the brawny Fresh- 
men went into action against their 
brainy rivals. From the time of the 
first organized heave to the end of the 
pull, however, it became increasingly 
noticeable that brawn was mightier 
than brain. 

As the rope drooled through the 
drink toward the East, at the rate of 
three feet per lunge, the Sophomores 
were fast coming to the end of their 
rope. Strategists to the bitter end, 
however, they waded through the mire 
only after the Frosh had pulled away 
the last foot of cordage. 

Thus the freshmen, by winning this 
and the 60-man rope pull, have scored 
decisively on the Sophomores. They 
now have high hopes of winning the 
annual greased pole fracas in the 




The Old Stand-Bys 

Miss Cutler's Girt Shop 

A. D. Taylor To 
Address Landscapes 

The landscape Club will be ad- 
dressed on Tuesday evening, October 
22, by A. D. Taylor, one of the most 
distinguished graduates of this college. 
Mr. Taylor is a nationally known land- 
scape architect, having his head office 
in Cleveland, Ohio, but carrying on 
extensive work also in Florida and in 
Washington, D.C. At present he is 
President of the American Society of 
Landscape Architects. He is also the 
author of the book "The Complete 
Garden," extensively used by our 
students. No student who is interested 
in landscape architecture, even in the 
remotest degree, should miss this 
opportunity to meet one of the most 
famous men in the entire field. 

"This is in the form of a discussion of 
the following points," stated Dr. 
Frederick M. Cutler, associate pro- 
fessor of sociology, in discussing reasons 
why Mussolini is invading Ethiopia, 
action of the League of Nations in this 
case although they did not act in the 
Manchurian affair, and the effect of 
Anglo-French relations. 

"Mussolini may be invading Ethi- 
opia for personal gain, to place himself 
in an important position before the 
eyes of the world. Doubtless a success- 
full invasion of Ethiopia would mark 
him as one of the most powerful dicta- 
tors in the world," Dr. Cutler pointed 

"If the interests of his country are 
first," continued Dr. Cutler, "the 
economic condition of the country in 
question would certainly attract him. 
The vast amounts of raw materials 
and natural resources, now undevel- 
oped, would be of a distinct advantage 
to any country. A market for Italian 
goods would be obtained, bringing with 
it a control of the outlet of the Medi- 
terreanean Sea." 

It has been said that II Duce is 
attempting to conquer in order to 
make way for the migration of the 
Italian people to some foreign country. 
Italy now has the problem of cutting 
down the overpopulation that has 
resulted during the last five years, 
mostly brought about by prizes for 
large families. However, Dr. Cutler 
questioned whether migration to Ethi- 
opia for colonization purposes would 
be profitable. Other countries have 
tried it without success, finding it 
impossible to combat the diseases and 
bad weather that seem to have no 
effect upon the natives. 

The League of Nations did not act 
upon the Manchurian affair because 
one great power, England, stood in its 
way. England was in league with 
Japan in order to keep Russia down. 
Curbing Japan would have placed 
Russia in the place of advantage. 
England, therefore, acted in defense of 
Japan and influenced the other coun- 
tries to act likewise. The League was 
powerless to prevent an altercation. 
Prof. Cutler then went on to discuss 
the effect that the situation will have 
on the Anglo-French relations. Eng- 

land at the present time is attempting 
to move France into applying sanc- 
tions to Italy. France, on the other 
hand, u fearfull less she antagonize 
Italy. England, however, holds the 
whip hand as France does not want 
to lose the protection of the British 
in case of an attack from Germany. 
Therefore, the French .are in a difficult 
position. This will make for a closer 
alliance between France and England. 
If the League succeeds in bringing 
Italy to terms and prevents any 
further warlike negotiations, it will 
have established a precedent never 
before established in history. It will 
be a victory for the League, and 
determine whether it will be merely a 
discussion table for foreign affairs 
among the great powers, without much 
authority, or the real controlling body 
of the great nations. 

Charlotte Casey, alumna memi r | 
Alpha Lambda Mu, was here ov, - the 

On Tuesday, October 22, a tc *,;; 
be held at Alpha Lambda Mu fur the 
house mother, Mrs. Keyes, adviMjrs, 
and invited guests. 

Phi Zeta 

On Wednesday afternoon, Phi Zeta 
held a tea in the Abbey center, with 
Betsy Worden '36, in charge. 

On Saturday evening, Phi Zeta 
entertained their Dads at dinner at the 
Orchard Inn in North Amherst, f'hyl- 
lis Nelson '38, had charge of the affair. 

The Beta Chapter of the Phi Zeta 
alumnae met Tuesday evening at the 
home of Janice Munson on Butter- 
field Terrace. A social and business 
meeting was held. 

Eleanor Fahey '38 and Ruth Wood, 
'38, have reached the finals in the 
tennis tournament. Mary Cawley '36, 
winner of the Intersorority Competi- 
tion, will challenge the winner. 

doeo flews 

Sigma Beta Chi 

Sigma Beta chi is having Miss 
Skinner, Dean of Women, and Miss 
Rose, who is now Miss Skinner's 
guest, as dinner guests Sunday, Oct. 20. 

On Monday night, the following 
pledges of Sigma Beta Chi took second 
degree, the final step in joining the 
sorority: Lois Barnes, '37, Elizabeth 
Boucher '37, Stella Crowell '38, Jessie 
Kinsman '38, Marguerite LeDuc '36, 
Joy Moore '37, and Gladys Sawinski 


Tentative plans are being made for 
a Vic Party to be held at Sigma Beta 
Chi next Saturday night. 

Eleanor Fillmore '36, manager of 
Field Hockey, announces the following 
schedule of the games to be played: 
Monday, October 21 — Lambda Delta 

Mu vs. Alpha Lambda Mu 1 
Tuesday, October 22 — Phi Zeta vs. 
Beta chi — Class of 1936 vs. 1937. 
Monday, October 28 — Lambda Delta 
Mu vs. Phi Zeta — Alpha Lambda 
Mu vs. Sigma Beta Chi — Class of 
1938 vs. 1939 
Monday, November 4 — Alpha Lamb- 
da Mu vs. Phi Zeta 
Tuesday, November 5 — Sigma Beta 
Chi vs. Lambda Delta Mu Win- 
ners of class games 

Drop in and see BILL and AL 

And have a steak — or perhaps just 

a sandwich and coffee at 

Deady's Diner 

Draught Beer at Diner Number One 

Lambda Delta Mu 

The Lambda Delta Mu sorority has 
been invited to Smith College Sessions 
House for tea Wednesday afternoon 
by Mrs. Collins, the head of the House. 

There will be a Vic party at Lambda 
Delta Mu Friday night. 

On October 11, 1935, Miss Gertrude 
L. LeClair, an alumna of the class of 
1931, was married to Dr. William 


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From Agriculture 

nip to N'.l . Ciiinie I iit-ertaiii 
INMMH of Lack til' Funds 

With the possibility of accompanying 
,!„. football team when State meets 
\,,. I, , astern at Boston on Nov. 9, the 
I,, is being drilled in marching and 
m ,, tvan by its professional leader, 
Cd.rl.s B. Farnum, together with 
nicinliiTs of the military department 
aI i! .college. 

I nltss the group receives outside 
Dipport, Samuel Snow, leader of the 
band, is uncertain whether the trip 
will Ik- made. The band will appear, 
however, at the remaining home game 
with Tufts on Nov. 23, and at the 
Amherst game on Pratt Field Nov. 
_'. Plans are now being made for 
■Bredal numbers to be presented by 
the hind at the game. 

Although only forty men perform 
at public appearances of the band, 
forty-five or more have been present 
at rehearsals this year. While the 
larger part of these are State students 
Arnold Trible, bass horn, and several 
other men from Stock bridge are regu- 
lar members. 

As the military department will not 
organize a band for its Spring review, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Horace T. Apilng- 
ton and other members of the depart- 
ment are coaching the college band in 
their drills. 

Samuel Snow '35, through whose 
efforts new uniforms were secured for 
the hand last Spring, is again leader 
of the band. At public appearances 
the group is led by Stanley Bozek '38. 
It is managed by Ralph Gates '37, 
ied by Bob Spiller '37. 



Continued from Page 1 
known artist, Stephen L. Hamilton, 
will exhibit a group of his New England 

The student committee in charge of 
the show consists of the following 

•lames R. Clarke, chairman; D. 
D. Newton Click, landscape archi- 
tecture; Elmer H. Allen, floriculture; 
Sylvia M. Windsor, pomology; W. G. 
Hodden olericulture; Evelyn Mallory, 
horticultural manufactures. The fac- 
ulty committee includes the following 

Frank A. Waugh, landscape; Clark 
L. Thayer, floriculture; Fred C. Sears, 
pomology; Grant B. Snyder, olericul- 
ture; Walter W. Chenoweth, horticul- 
tural manufactures; Robert P. Holds- 
worth, forestry. 

Last year the show was attended by 
a record-breaking crowd of 11,837 
People. The most outstanding feature 
"f the show was the huge terminal 
pylon, an impressive feature located 
>n the central aisle. This pylon was 
designed by James Robertson, in- 
struct., r in the department of land- 
scape architecture, and was illuminated 
b > a flood light arrangement against an 
ntrgreen background. 

Another striking feature of the show 
| unusual and interesting exhi- 
™»>»n of Japanese ikebana by Mrs. 
Kyojima of Tokyo, Japan. 

One person in ten of all those gain- 1 
fully employed Massachusetts derives 
his living from agriculture or from some 
allied industry, Dr. Adrian H. Lindsey. 
head of the department of agricultural 
economics and farm management at 
Massachusetts State College, stated 

In announcing the results of a study 
undertaken during the past year to 
determine the relative importance of 
agriculture in Massachusetts from an 
occupational standpoint, Dr. Lindsey I 
found that but slightly more than 
three percent of those gainfully em- 
ployed depended directly upon the 

In Massachusetts there were 1,814,- 
315 persons over 10 years of age gain- 
fully employed in 1930. In every 
group of a hundred persons Dr. 
Lindsey found that 3.1 were gainfully 
employed in agriculture, 42.6 in man- 
ufacturing, 13.8 in trade, 10.6 in 
domestic or personal service, and 11.5 
in clerical occupations. 

Industries closely allied to agricul- 
ture, however, accounted for the 
employment of 7.5 percent in addition 
to the 3.1 percent directly concerned 
with the land, or a total of 10.6 per- 
cent dependent upon agriculture. 

Allied industries classified by Dr. 
Lindsey and the number of persons 
employed in them include 0.4 per- 
cent in forestry and fishing, 3.1 per- 
cent in wholesale distribution of 
agricultural products, 1.7 percent in 
retail distribution, 2.3 in food indus- 
tried such as bakers, waiters, etc., or a 
total of 7.5 percent gainfully employed 
in allied industries. 



Continued from Page 3 
sophomore Boh Fein burg. 

State showed itself a much improved 
team in the Connecticut State game. 
The passing and team play was good. 
The appearance of Red Couper at 
defense has bolstered the defense. 
While the forwards consistently 
charged the Connecticut goal the 
score was low because of innacurate 
booting. The team is being intensively 
drilled in this department in prepar- 
ation for Saturday's game. 

The Williams game marks the first 
appearence of a Royal Purple soccer 
team on the campus. The Sons of 
Eph are familiar opponents in football, 
basketball, hockey, swimming, and 
baseball. It is hoped that this will be 
the first game of a long series. 

The probable lineups: 
Mass. State 

There are many clubs on campus 
through which the students furthur 
and increase their interests in any 
particular field. Among these are: 
K.O. Club 

The "K.O." club is unique in many 
ways. It is composed of former 4-H 
club members who desire to continue 
their former work. The aim of the 
dub is to promote interesting Junior 
Extension wo»k from the leader's 
standpoint and to keep the 4-H Club 
spirit alive among college students. 
The officers are: Frank Kingsbury '38, 
president; Lilliam Jackson "37, secre- 
tary-treasurer; and Kenneth Mensem, 
'32, historian. 
The Newman Chili 

The Newman Club is the organiza- 
tion of Roman Catholic students. It 
was founded on this campus in 1929. 
It is named after the great theologian, 
John Henry, Cardinal, Newman. As a 
part of its program, the club endeavors 
to bring each year as lecturers to this 
campus several outstanding students of 
Cardinal Newman. Miles Boylan '36 
is the president. 
Feniald Entomology Club 

This club was founded for the pur- 
pose of keeping students in touch with 
the most recent advances in the field 
of entomology. It accomplishes its 
aim by speakers giving reviews of 
recent literature, by discusaion of 
field problems and experience's, and by 
talks delivered by prominent entomol- 
ogists who visit the college. Meetings 
are held once a month. Membership is 
voluntary for all Juniors and Seniors 
majoring in the department. The 
Club publishes annually The Fvrnald 
Yearbook. Cummings Lothrop '36, is 
president for the coming year. 
Hi. mi- Economic* Club 

The purpose of the Home- Econom- 
ics Club is to develop a professional 
interest in Home Economics among 
the girls, to bring them in toad] with 
women in the field and with the 
national organizations, and to culti- 
vate friendships among the students 
and memlwrs of the deparment. Any 
girl majoring in the department of 
Home Economics is eligible for mem- 
la-rship. The president is Marion 
Jones '36. 


"To t each in the first grade one must 
be wise; to teach in the third year of 
the graduate school one only has to 
act wise." so said Prof. Click when 
commenting on the comparative dif 
ficulty of teaching in the various 
grades. This statement is based upon 
experience for Prof. Click claims the 
distinction of being one of the few men 
who have taught in every one of the 


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The Press Club, formed in conjunc- 
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an organization composed of students 
reporting State College news to various 
papers throughout the state. Tbo 
club has visited several newspaper 
plants, and has had lectures delivered 
by various men experienceel in journal- 
ism. Its officers are: Louis Breault Jr. 
'37, president; Charles Eshbach '37, 
secretary; and Francis Pray, staff 

Meimrjili Clllh 

The Menorah Club is a religious 
and cultural organization of the Jewish 
students on the campus. The aim of 
the club is to put its members in con- 
tact with the romance and poignancy 
of Jewish traditions, with all the 
inquiring activity of modern Judiastie 
effort, and with all the science and art 
that is building the Jewish Future. 
Moses Kntin '37, is president. 

Math Club 

Unique among clubs on campus is the 
Mathematics Club in that it has 
neither officers nor dues. All students 
interested in advanced mathematics 
are invited to attend. At the meetings 
the students discuss famous mathema- 
tical problems. Prof. Frank Moore is 
the adviser. 

In the field of research bis chief 
work has been in intelligence testing. 
His main contribution to the field is in 
the ide*a that the tests meant for the 
measurement of aptitudes should be 
based on the person's ability to learn 
rather than on his acquired knowledge. 
In his doctor*! dissertation, he showed 
to the world that the current mental 
tests were largely a measure of the 
environment and not of the person's 
ability. This was in l921-19L>o, since 
then mental testing has accepted this 
theory and the tests are now arranged 
with this idea in mind. In the tests 
that he gives each year to the fresh- 
men entering the college, it is his aim 
to test ability rather than acquired 
knowledge. When asked the- primary 
purpose for the giving of these exams, 
he replied that often future employers 
want to know how a person stands in 
his class in reference lo ability as well 
as in his actual work and how his 
ability correlates with his achieve 
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Although his ex|>e rimcntal work hits 
been mainly in the metre philosophical 
phase than in the ine-ehanie al. Prof. 
Click is the inventor of scve ral pie-ee-s 
of experimental apparatus among 
which is an apparatus lor the re-cording 
of the strength of the- hand grip when 
the hand eivaneuncter is gripiM-d at 
the rate- nl'miiv e-ve-ry half se-eonil 

After graduating from college, Prof. 
Click was married to Miss Mabel 
Stuff and they attended the graduate 
schoetl together. "The arrangement 
worked very well," according to Dr. 
Click. Although he would not advise* 
e-ve-ry college student to try it, he 
really believes that the experience one- 
gets by having to live simply and on a 
contributive basis is of great value. 

Dr. Harry Click, was Ix>rn at 
Bridge-water, Virginia, in the Shenan- 
doah Valley, in 1885. His ancestry was 
that of Pennsylvania Dutch. His early 
educational opportunities were excen-d- 
ingly poor. Being one e»f a family of 
ten children, he ree-eive-el his education 
through his own eflorts. His study hall 
was in tho barn and his reading was 
done in spare moments. At the age of 
ninetee-n, he was the- principle of a 
tWO-tOOn country school house near 
his home. In all he had been to school 
approximately forty-three months. 
Two years later, he entered the Bridge- 
water Academy and completed his 
acade-mic eourse in the next two years. 
He then entered Bridge-water college, 
from which he- was graduated in 1913 
with the B.A. degree. 

The following year be transfere-d to 
Northwestern University where in 
1914 he completed his work f«»r the 
Master's degree, lor the next three 
years he was employed as a high school 
teacher in Northern Illinois. With the 
entrance of the- Unite-el State-s in I he- 
World War, be left bis teaching duties 
for a while to manage- a fe»ur hundred 
thousand acre farm for his father-in- 
law. Returning to teaching in 1920, be 
taught in Urhana, Illinois at both 
the high school and - University. 

In 1923, he- received his doc to r ' s 

degree- from the' University of Illinois 
and in the fall toe>k up his elutie-s as 
professor in psychology at the Massa- 
chusetts State- College. 

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ment and extra-curricula activities will 
be outlined. 



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no further repairs or changes in the 
interior of the Old Chapel are planned. 

By far the best-known building on 
the campus, the Old Chapel was con- 
structed in 1885 at a cost of $31,000. 
For many years the upper floor was 
used as a chapel, and the lower was 
occupied by the college library. With 
the opening of Bowker auditorium in 
the fall of 1915, chapel exercises were 
tansferred to Stockbridge Hall, and 
the upper floor was taken over by the 

This summer all books, periodicals, 
and library equipment were moved to 
Goodell Library. Now that necessary 
interior changes have been made, 
Sunday services will again be held in 
the Old Chapel. 

take their stand upon the present 
question. If they are once brought to 
recognize what I take to be the real 
facts of the case, if they are once con- 
vinced that the students desire the 
change, and that that desire is justi- 
fied, they will surely act as becomes 
their office. 

Does the student body as a whole 
wish the college to grant an A.B. de- 
gree? If it does not, there is nothing 
more to be said, and the issue must 
await a new generation of undergradu- 
ates. If it does, the alumni are ready 
to support the claim in every possible 
way. "I pause for a reply." 

— E. Barnard 


Continued from Page 2 
pathetic. Yet in less than three years 
the change had been accomplished — 
because the student body wanted it, 
and were determined to have it. What 
the students want they get, in the long 
run; for, despite the empty talk of 
those who would convert the College 
from an educative institution into a 
general "service station" dedicated 
merely to satisfying what are imagined 
to be the needs and desires of the 
general public, the students are the 

It is, of course, th failure to recog- 
nize this fact, and to keep in touch 
with student problems and student 
needs, and not mere indifference and 
stupid conservatism, which has led 
those who legislate for the College to 

awarded to Sigma Phi Epsilon, and 
Theta Chi was the recipient of third 

The judges were: Mr. Fred C. 
Ellert, Dr. Charles F. Fraker, and Mr. 
Frederick S. Troy. 

The committee in charge of the 
events of the day was headed by 
Hamilton Gardner, '36, chairman, who 
was assisted by Elva Britton '36, 
Herbert Browne, '38, \jeo Carbonneau 
'37, Leroy Clarke, '37, John Franco '36, 
Chester Conant '37, Calvin Hannum 
*36, Frances Horgan '36, Leonta 
Horrigan '36, Louise Kutter '38, 
Harry Snyder '38, and Elinor Stone'37. 


Continued from Page 1 
campus and college buildings occupied 
the attention of the Dads during the 
remainder of the morning. 

In the afternoon the Massachusetts 
State-Connecticut State football game; 
the soccer game with Connectiuct, and 
the cross country meet with North- 
eastern all resulted in victories for us. 
Between the halves of the football 
game, the freshmen defeated the sopho- 
mores in the sixty-man rope pull. At 
the conclusion of the game the sixty- 
man rope pull originally scheduled for 
the first week of school, but postponed 
because of the draining of the college 
pond was held. Here once more, the 
freshmen asserted their superiority 
over the sophs by dragging them 
through the pond. 

The evening's entertainment was 
the climaxing feature of the day. 
Each fraternity presented a short skit. 
Besides the award of the first prize to 
Kappa Sigma, second place was 



Continued from Page 1 
has appeared in former Bay State 
Revues. Counsellor Myles Boylan 
another member of the cast is known 
on campus as a member of the glee 
club as well as of the orchestra. The 
other two male leads will be taken by 
freshmen, Ivan Cousins as usher, and 
Milton Auerbach as the Foreman of 
the Jury. 

The operetta, the first project of its 
kind to be attempted here in recent 
years, is a one act caricature of court 
procedure written by the well known 
Gilbert and Sullivan. Although it 
concerns itself with a breach of promise 
suit in nineteenth century England, its 
! theme is still poignant and applicable 
to this country as well as to England. 
The operetta will be presented on 
December 13, as part of the annual 
Bay State Revue which will assume 
the form of a concert by the musical 
clubs this year. 


Continued from Page 1 
class were made upon the proficiency of 
the walk, trot, and canter on both 

Miss Doris W. Jenkins was awarded 
the blue ribbon in the co-ed's horse- 
manship class. The entries were 
selected from the junior and senior 
members of the co-ed riding class, and 
the horses were exhibited at the walk, 
trot and canter. Miss Sylvia Winsor, 
a prize winner in the 14th annual 
horse show in June, was the winner of 
the red ribbon, and Miss Helen N. 
Burns won the third award. 

The fourth class was in the nature of 
an exhibition ride by the senior cadet 
officers. This exhibition of mounted 
maneuvers at the walk, trot, and 
canter, was under the direction of 
Sergeant Warren, and was of a type 
not seen at the college in the past 
several years. 

The scout's horsemanship class, 
open to members of the Amherst 
troops who are membrs of the scout 
riding class, was won by John Vondell. 
Scouts Baker and Spencer were award- 
ed second and third places respectively. 

Second Lieutenants Luther L. Will- 
ard, '35 John P. Veerling, '35, and 
Albert F. Burgess, '35, members of the 
Cavalry Reserve, officiated as judges; 
Second Lieutenant Henry F. Riseman, 
'35, of the 315th Cavalry Reserve 
served as ringmaster, Cadet Lieutenant 
Stuart F. Jillson '36, as announcer, and 
Mr. Frederick N. Andrews '35, as 

Cadet Lieutenant J. F. Clark '36, 
\ was chairman of the executive com- 
mittee, and was assisted by Cadet 
Lieutenants Hutt, Tikofski, Soulliere, 
and Hannum. Miss Sylvia B. Winsor, 

assisted by the Misses Davis, Gingi 
and Martin served on the decoration 

Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. H. T. 
Aplington, Major and Mrs. ii r ; 
Wat kins, and Captain and Mr, \^ 
B. Conner were at the ringsi<i in j 
Colonel and Mrs. Aplington mini., the 


Continued from Page 3 
Clelland. Time-22 minute quarters. 

Again, in scoring both goal* l)„ n 
Osley was the individual star. David- 
son and Kennedy also played ;in ex- 
cellent game. Read and Loeffllei u, r ,. 
outstanding for Connecticut. 

Injuries have played havoc with 
the squad all season. In the first week 
of practice Ben Lyans and Chet 
Conant, regular fullbacks, were ren- 
dered "hors de combat" both having 
strained leg tendons. They are still 
recuperating. In the week of the first 
game Bill Goddard broke a leg bone, 
and is out for the remainder of the 
season. And now the day before the 
Connecticut game, Sam Golub, cap- 
able sophomore pulled a knee tendon 
and will be out for at least a few weeks. 
Sam's absence at his accustomed left 
wing position was severely felt. 

Of twenty kicks at the Connecticut 
goal, goalee Loeffler saved five. Of 
these eight were by Davidson and six 
by Kennedy. Goalee Jim Hodder had 
a lazy afternoon, only two free kicks 
coming his way. 

Ten thousand students at a \t» 
Angeles relief school are paid to go to 
school - and docked if they cut 

. . . but, after all is said and 
done, it's the cigarette it- 
self that counts 

. . .the question is, 
does it suit you? 

iNlflzej, when it comes to a cigarette that 
will suit you . . . you want to think whether 
it's mild, you want to think about the taste 

That Chesterfields are milder and taste better 
is no accident • . . 

The farmer who grows the tobacco, the 
warehouseman who sells it at auction to the 
highest bidder, every man who knows about 
leaf tobacco will tell you that it takes mild, 
ripe tobaccos to make a good cigarette. 
In making Chesterfields we use mild ripe 
home-grown and Turkish tobaccos. 

.. for mildness 
.. for better taste 

,, ; HE WEEK 

Informal Talk by 


It. A. C. Library. 

Vol. XLVI 


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Tin.- ^general arrangement of the 
annual Horticultural Show will be 
lomewhftt the same as last year. The 
commit tie in charge of the show 
announces that the show will have a 
main and two minor axes. The main 
plan will differ from last year's show in 
that the keynote of the present show 
is that of strict informality. The 
ontir aisle will be a gently winding 
country road at the north end of which 
will bi located the terminal feature, 
to be placed at the north end of the 
Ciga as it was last year. This terminal 
nature will be a departure from any- 
thing hitherto accomplished, for the 
plan is to transport an old colonial 
house from one of the nearby rural 
communities and to set the house in as 
exact a rural, New England back- 
ground as possible. In order to carry 
out this rustic setting, the road leading 
to the house will be bordered in road- 
side plantings. 

An important part of the show has 
alwavs been the store. This year's 
show will also have its store, but con- 
ti .i-v to the custom of past years, no 
food will be sold or eaten in the cage of 
the Physical Education Building. The 
plan now is to sell books and pottery in 
the store and to set up a tent outside 
the (a^e and to sell the food there. 

To the student committee, headed 
by .lames K. Clarke, have been added 
the following members: Myles G. 
Boylan, Robert B. Clark, balcony 
dt<orations; Ixmis deWilde, store. 


At Conference 

Editor-in-chief of Collegian who repre- 
sented M.S.C. at Associated Collegiate 
Press in Chicago 

Home Economics 

Clubs at M.S.C. 

Band to Accompany 
Team to Northeastern 

The hand will make its first trip out 
of town in its new uniforms when Mass. 
State meets Northeastern at Boston on 
November 9. Final arrangements for 
the hand to accompany the team were 
made this week by Samuel Snow. 

While the band has gone with the 
foot hall team to games with Tufts in 
M'dford in the past, the Northeastern 
trip will be the first one which the 
Knmp has made as a uniformed unit. 
Special drills and numbers, which are 
D, 'nR prepared for the game with 
Amherst on November 2, will also be 
Blod at the Northeastern game. 

On Saturday. October 26, the Home 
Economics Club of this college will be 
host to the Home Economics Clubs 
from a number of other colleges in 
Massachusetts. Representatives from 
six schools are expected. 

Registration for the guests will lie in 
the Memorial Building at 10.30 a.m. 
in charge of Dorothea Donnelly .17 
At eleven o'clock. Marion Jones '36, 
president of the Massachusetts State 
College Home Economics Club will 
give the speech of welcome 

She will be followed by Dr. Helen 
Mitchell who will speak on Russia. 
Luncheon will be served in the 4-H 
Club house at noon. At the luncheon, 
the welcome will be given by Miss Edna 
L. Skinner, dean of women. There will 
be a speech by Miss Barbara Knapp, a 
senior at Framingham Teachers' Col- 
lege, on her trip to the national home 
economics club convention at Chicago 
this last summer. At three o'clock tea 
will be served in the Homestead. 

Representatives are expected from 
Simmons College, Framingham Teach- 
ers College, Regis College, Essex 
County School, Worcester Trade 
School, and I^asalle College. 

Alma Boyden '37, James Kerr '36 
To Have Operetta Leads 

Charles K. Eshbach '37, and George 
H. Allen '36, represented the Massa- 
chusetts Collegian at the fourteenth 
annual meeting of the Associated 
Collegiate Press in Chicago. This con- 
vention, held October 17, 18 and 19 
at the Medinah Club in Chicago, was 
attended by over 350 people repre- 
senting 37 states. The conference 
was opened by a convocation which 
was addressed by Sterling North, 
literary critic, who spoke on the sub- 
ject, "What the Young Writer Must 
Face." On Friday and Saturday 
famous men associated with the news- 
paper world spoke to the entire dele- 
gation, and round-table discussions 
were held so that both the editorial 
phases of newspaper work and the 
business end might be covered. 

Of the many speakers who addressed 
the conference as a group, Leland 
Stowe, Paris correspondent of the 
New York Herald-Tribune, Carroll 
Binder, foreign correspondent of the 
Chicago Daily News, Harry B. Rut- 
ledge, managing director of the Na- 
tional Editorial Association, and Curtis 
D. MacDougall, editor of the Evanston 
News Index, and lecturer in journalism 
at Northeastern. Leland Stowe, Paris 
correspondent of the New York 
Herald-Tribune, who was the winner 
of the Pulitzer Prize for the best ex- 
ample of foreign corrcsi>ondence in 
1930, spoke at the adjourning convo- 
cation on Saturday morning when he 
discussed the subject, "The European 
vs. The American Press." Mr. Stowe 
is the president of the Anglo-American 
Press Association of Paris, and is also 
the author of Nazi Means War. He 
has covered many important inter- 
national events, and returned from 
Europe just before his appearance at 
the convention. In his talk, Mr. 
Stowe declared that Europe, on the 
eve of a war, is the victim of propa- 

Carroll Binder, distinguished foreign 
expert of the Chicago Daily News just 
returned from an investigative visit to 
Continued on Page 5 


Business Manager of Collegian who 
attended business sessions of Associated 

Collegiate Press Conference 

Index Well Underway 
As Contract is Signed 






Plans for the 1936 Index are now well 
underway. The photography contract 
has been signed with the Garber 
Studio in Springfield, and the taking of 
individual pictures will start next 
Monday. The schedule of senior 
appointments was posted in the lobby 
of the Bowker auditorium Tuesday 

The individual pictures will be set in 
a panel with three pictures to each 
page. The statistical write-up of the 
seniors will accompany their pictures. 
There will be no personal write ups. 
More attention will be given to the 
campus events of the year, and a more 
complete write-up of the extra curricu- 
lar activities together with some of 
their achievements will be given. 

The type and artistic set-up of the 
book will be in conformity with the 
spirit of the Greek traditions. 

The complete board of the 1936 
Index is as follows: 

Goodell Library will he dedicated on 
November 7, with exercises in Bowker 
Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. and in 
Goodell Library at 2.30 p.m.. Fred J. 
Sievers, chairman of the program 
committee, has announced. The 
Dean's otlice states that third period 
classes will be dismissed at 10.20 to 
enable students to attend the early 
convocation. In the afternoon, how- 
ever, all classes will meet as scheduled. 
At the morning convocation Joseph 
L. Hills '81, Dean of Agriculture at the 
University of Vermont, will apeak on 
"Goodell 1 Knew Him." Clarence 
E. Sherman, librarian of the Providence 
public library, will discuss "The College 
Man Looks at Books and Libraries." 
In the afternoon Mr. Sherman will 
speak on "Expansion in Three Dimen- 
sions." Other speakers will be Charles 
S. Plumb "82, Professor Emeritus. 
Ohio State University,"Goodell Library 
An Appropriate Name"; John L. Mc- 
Conchie '35, President of the Student 
Senate, "What This Means to the 
Students"; Philip F. Whitmore "15, 
( 'hairman of the Trustee Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds, "A Real Want 
Supplied." Response will bo made by 
Basil B. Wood, librarian. 

Limited Funds Makes 
Road Improvements 
Impossible For Now 



By.j u ;: 




-ult of try-outs last Thursday 
< Boyden '37 was chosen as j 
•ad for the operetta "Trial 

which is to be presented De- 
as part of the annual Bay 

"< . She will play the part of 

the bride. Twelve brides- 

to be chosen from the 

Slee club this evening. 

© 19)), Liocrrr * Mras Tobacco Co. 


Male leads will be taken by James 
Kerr '36, who will represent the 
defendant; Myles Boylan '36, as 
counsel; Norman Grant '37, as judge; 
Ivan Cousins '39, as usher; and Milton 
Auerbach '39, as foreman of the jury. 

The operetta, a caricature of court 
procedure by Gilbert and Sullivan, is 
the first to be presented on the campus 
in recent years. 


! 4 VI I SI VI 

Thursday, OetolMT 24 

7.00 p.m. Collegian Competition, 

Memorial Building 
8.00 p.m. Women's Glee 
Memorial Building 
Friday. October 2."» 

4.30 p.m. Band Rehearsal 
Vic Parties 
Saturday, October 26 
Vic Parties 
Conference of Home Economics 

10.30 a m. Registration. Mem. 

11.00 a.m. Welcome 
12.00 m. Lunch, 4-H Club House 
3.00 p.m. Tea, Homestead 
Sunday, October 27 

5.00 p.m. Vespers, Memorial Bid 
Professor David Adams 
Tuesday, October 29 

8.00 p.m. M*n's Glee Club, M im. 

8.00 p.m. Women's Debating, 

Senate Rm., Mem H\d%. 
Wednesday, October 30 

8.00 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal. 
Memorial Building 

George Milne 
Kenneth Farrell 
Walter Guralnick 
Dorothea Donnelly 
Henry Moss 
I^ee Roberts 
Louis Breault 

Literary Board. Sandra Gulben, Char 
IM Eshbach, Judith Wood. 

Statistics Board. Melvin Cohen, Syl- 
via Goldsmith, Angela Filios, Philip 


Business Manager 

Associate Editor 

Associate Editor 

Literary Editor 

Art Editor 

Statistics Editor 

Because of extremely limited funds, 
resurfacing of Lincoln Avenue and the 
road in front of Goessmann laboratory 
will be impossible at this time, accord- 
ing to Superintendant Armstrong of 
the grounds department. It is not 
known when funds will be available 
for the work. 

With the unusual dryness of the past 
few weeks, the roads developed holes 
and ridges, and dust raised by passing 
automobiles caused complaints. Until 
there has been sufficient rain to moisten 
the ground, scraping of the roads only 
raises more dust and tends to tear up 
the surface. 

Oiling of the roads to prevent dust 
has been found to be impractical. 
Aside from the expense involved, the 
treatment gives only temporary relief, 
and has to be repeated several times a 

If necessary on the day* of football 
Karnes, it is planned to treat Lincoln 
Avenue with calcium chloride. 

Ford Favorite Car of Commuters; 
Chevrolet Rates Close Second 

Including the hack, or "pseudo-car" 
as its owner prefers to call it, with a 
dead battery, a leaking radiator, and 
one good door, there are exactly 98 
automobiles registered by commuters 
with the grounds department, a check- 
up by Tom Moran shows. 

Almost every other one is a Ford 
They range from rare old 1929's to 
shiny new 1935's. Second in popularity 
are Chevrolets. Owners of this make 
favor the recent models. Other makes 
run from Packards and Cadillacs 

The commuters travel not only fast, 
but far. Cars are registered from 
Belchertown, Colrain, Easthampton, 
Florence, Granby, Greenfield, Hat- 
field, Holyoke, North Hadley, Sout! 
Hadley, Ludlow, Northampton, Pal- 
mer, Sunderland, Springfield, Turners 
Falls, and East Whately. The time 
spent on the road each day by com- 
muters varies from twenty-five minutes 

I to an hour and a half. 

Out of state cars registered by the 
department are from Maine, New 
Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Is- 
land, and New York. 

Allowing a space 8 feet by 12 feet for 
each car, the commuters would re- 
quire 10..008 square feet for parking. 
In actual practice, by allowing space 
for driveways, two-thirds of an acre is 
required by students' cars alone. 

With 500 cars in all on the campus 
every day, congestion of traffic this 
winter may result in new regulations. 
If necessary, all cars on fraternity 
row may be barred from the campus, 
and all students living within a mile 
of the college will have to walk. 

Not on the records is the fact that 
one out of four cars driven by com- 
muters has the State College insignia 
on the back window or the windshield. 
And a Stockbridge car has them on 





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Several weeks hence a Horticultural Show will be held at 
Massachusetts State. This event, which has been an annual affair 
for twenty-six years, holds an unusual place among the events of 
the college year. It is distinctly a student affair being planned, 
staged, and directed by students. 

It is an event that provides an attraction not only for the faculty 
and members of the student body, but for outsiders as well. Last 
year, the greatest number of people ever to attend a horticultural 
show on this campus, visited the physical education cage. 

We are confident that the committee in charge of this year's 
show will provide a spectacle as outstanding as those of other years. 
But to make the Horticultural Show a success, it is necessary that 
the student body cooperate. We are taking this opportunity to 
remind you that this is a student endeavor and is certainly worthy 
of your support and cooperation. 

Women** Debating 

There will be a meeting of the 
Women's debating team on Tuesday, 
October 29, at 8 p.m. in the Senate 
Room of the Memorial Building. 

CoiKcrl Association 

Student and faculty members of the 
Community Concert Association may 
have bus transportation to the con- 
certs in Springfield, North Adams, and 
Pittsfield for a nominal fee: 50c round 
trip to Springfield, 75c round trip to 
North Adams, and 75c round trip to 

'Pickets for each trip may be ob- 
tained from Ruth Blassberg up to one 
day before the concert in question. 
There will be accommodations for 
eighty people. 

|{;nul Rehearsal 

The regular rehearsal of the Rand 
will be held Friday night at 7:30 in 
Stockbridge Hall. There will not be 
any rehearsal Thursday. There will 
also be a drill practice without instru- 
ments Friday afternoon at 4:30 at the 
football field. Attendance at both 
these rehearsals is necessary for those 
desiring to make the Northeastern 

Continued to Page 4 


Elects Officers 


While there may be a lack of road-building in some parts of the 
campus, there is one place where student endeavor along this line 
needs no help. We refer to the lawn in front of the new library. 

Whether the attraction of the new building is unusually mag- 
netic, whether time is at a premium, or whether it is plain laziness, 
we do not know. But regardless of the reason, there are far too 
many students taking short cuts across the library lawn. 

Of course, we will admit that the lawn is questionable as lawns 
go. We will also admit no real harm has been done. But once 
cutting across the lawn becomes an established practice, visions of 
an unbroken green area fade. 

Reverend Kenneth C. Mac Arthur 
whose informal lectures and discussions 
on religious and socia logical problems 
were so popular with Stockbridge 
School students last year inaugurated a 
new series of lectures and discussions 
last Wednesday evening. October 16th, 
at the A.T.G. house with a group of 
seniors and freshmen. 

Rev. MacArthur's topic was, "Men, 
Women, and God," and proved of such 
great interest and scope as to merit 
another hour of discussion at the next 
meeting to be held in the K.K. house 
Wednesday night, October 23. 

In addition, the speaker proposed 
that S.S.A. students hold a production 
of a two-act pHy based along spiritual 
lines. Possibilities were discussed, some 
plans made, and the initial spirit shown 
indicated that the production should 
be well under way in another month. 

Dr. Gilkey Says Mussolini Looks 
For European War in 1937 

At the conclusion of last Sunday's 
vesper service, Dr. James Gordon 
Gilkey retired to the Phi Sigma Kappa 
house where an informal talk on the 
Ethiopian situation was conducted. 
Dr. Gilkey consented to answer any 
questions which the members might 
choose to offer on the subject, and 
rendered some new views which had 
not been considered before. 

As to Raly's object in attacking 
Ethiopia, Dr. Gilkey said, "I do not 
believe that Mussolini is attacking for 
the purpose of gaining a relief for the 
large population in Italy. He expects 
a general European war in 1937. By 
December of this year (1935) he is 
going to close the war and hold on to 
all the land that he has gained. Such 
a move will place him in an advan- 
tageous position when war does come. 
He would have control of England's 
line of communication with Australia 
and place that country in a serious 

The question was asked, "What 
position is France taking toward 
Italy?" Dr. Gilkey replied, "France 
is confronted with a problem. Musso- 
lini has placed his army on the bor- 
derline of Austria thus preventing 
Germany from rushing in and captur- 
ing that country. Should Germany 
do so it would increase the population 
of that country from sixty millions to 
eighty millions, or almost twice that 
of France. France, therefore does not 
want to lose Italy as an ally. On the 
other hand, France does not want to 
lose the protection of England in case 
of an invasion from Germany. What 
to do in such a case is the problem 
that is now bothering Laval." 

"What action do you think BnfWi 
will take against Italy?" 

"England will not stand by i n any 
case and let Italy gain control of her 
direct line of communication with 
Australia and her control of the Suez 
Canal and Gibraltar. She will eveatn. 
ally get into the fight. In addition 
this uprising against the black not |m 
Italy will have a decided intlueru* 
upon the other black countries. Thev 
will feel that the white race is trvim> 
to get control of them. Therefore 
England will be threatened with an 
uprising in her possessions in Africa 
Egypt, and India. This is another 
reason why England will prevent (w 
force Italy's taking of Ethiopia." 

Doctor Gilkey also discussed the 
situation in Russia, having visited 
that country in 1933 and during the 
past summer. When asked the ques- 
tion, "What is really the communistic 
system?" Doctor Gilkey replied, "It 
is a system whereby the government 
controls everything. No one is al- 

I lowed to own anything that would 
place him in a position to hire other 
people. All the stores, factorial, m 
fact, every conceivable organization 
is under the control of a few men who 

I had nothing before the communist* 
came into power." 

"In what condition is Russia now 

I that the system is under operation?" 
"Russia is now experiencing its best 
years. When I visited the country in 

i 1933, the railroad stations were lined 

j with homeless wanderers and beggBi 

who had no place to go. The people 

were starving. When I arrived there 

this past summer, I did not see ■ single 

Continued to Page 5 

Senior Election* 

Senior officers elected last week were 
Edward Allen, president; Roland Hall, 
vice-president; Katherine Offutt, sec- 
retary, and Earl Morey, treasuer. 
Kenneth Buell and Charles Keefe were 
chosen Student Council members. 

K.K. Dante 

Kolony Klub held its first dance last 
Friday with more than thirty couples 
present. Prof, and Mrs. Merrill J. 
Mack and Prof, and Mrs. William H. 
Tague were chaperons. 

K.K. alumni back for the weekend 
were Warren A. Riley '35, past presi- 
dent of K.K. and Carl Chaney '35, past 
secretary, George Foskett '31, and 
Henry A. White '31. 

Continued to Page 4 

Ruth Wood '38 
Is Tennis Champ 

Forced to go the three set limit, 
Ruth Wood '38, managed to defeat 
her classmate Eleanor Foley in the 
hard fought finals of the girls' campus 
tennis tourney. By her victory Miss 
Wood has earned the right to meet 
Mary Cawley '36, intersorority cham- 
pion, for the title of girl tennis cham- 
pion of the school. 

After losing the first set 7-5, Miss 
Wood made a gallant comback to take 
the second set 6-2. The third set was 
a see-saw affair with Miss Wood finally 
coming out on top 6-4 to win the match, 
and the tourney title. 

Having won the intersorority tennis 
tourney, Mary Cawley of Phi Zeta has 
won the right to meet Miss Wood for 
the woman's title. Miss Cawley made 
her way through the two rounds of the 
intersorority competition by defeating 
Bobbie Davis in the first round and 
Irene Govone in the finals. Miss 
Govone made her way to the finals by 
defeating Gertrude Hadro. 

Sigma Beta ("hi 

A Vic party was held at Sigma Beta 
Chi last Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Warfel and Mr. and Mrs. 
Harold Smart were chaperones. 
Continued to Page 4 

Seek, and ye shall find. . . 

The prize embarrassing moment of 
the week concerned one of the Collegian 
snooping reporters. Curious as to the 
type and extent of remodelling within 
the Old Library-Chapel, our reporter 
borrowed a key from an "influential 
friend." Eager feet took him to the 
door; a trembling hand turned the 
lock, and friend reporter slithered in, 
glowing with inner effervescent pride 
arising from a difficult undertaking 
well done. He fearlessly advanced. 

Success, however, was not his. 
KEY?" queried an authoritative voice 
emanating from within. Friend re- 
porter wheeled sharply, discovered a 
critical trio in the persons of President 
Baker, Treasurer Kenney, and Dr. 
Cance. Silently he retreated, fully 
convinced of the momentousness of the 
time. He now wishes to borrow the 
key to success. 


The football victory over Rhode Island State was an excellent 
demonstration of what a fighting State team can do. To Coach 
Taube and the team we offer our congratulations. 

We would like to hear the comments of some of those after-the- 
game "quarterbacks" who so loudly berated the team and coach 
after the first two games of the season. Their predictions of a no- 
victory season are not as loudly proclaimed this week. 

That Massachusetts State is making a name in football is 
evident by the following excerpt from a Springfield paper: "When 
Massachusetts State came along and bobbed up with a 7 to 6 vic- 
tory over Rhode Island, that game certainly went into the class of 
upsets and more credit to Mel Taube for swinging his team back 
into a winning mood after plenty of troubles from injuries and 
other detracting factors. To our mind Taube is one of the best 
small college coaches to be found anywhere in the country and is 
a keen oppoitunist." 

And the distribution, too. . . 

The diet for overweight and under- 
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connection with the College paper, report at 
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Williams Tops Soccermen 3-1 
Tufts Here For Soccer Saturday 



ikeshift and injury-riddled State 
team fell prey to the strong 
Williams hooters, 3-1, last Saturday at 
Alumni Field. The State team hat tied 
valiantly throughout the game, but 
could not cope with the Williams 
attack led by sophomore John David- 
jQB who scored id) three goals. Don 
Ha-< Ihuhn netted State's lone marker. 
Hue to Larry Kyle's absence because 
,,l hi ankle injury, Coach Hriggs was 
(breed to make drastic changes in the 
opening lineup. Bob Bieber, regular 
halfback, took over Sam Gotub'i 
position at left wing, while Joe Ken- 
nedy, regular center, started at right. 
Ray Conway, regular fullback, played 
Bieder's position at half, while Bed 
Couper started at full. Don Haselhuhn 
played center. 

Slate Dominate* Flay 

State dominated play all the first 
period, and barraged the Williams 
goal with kicks. The maroon and white 
after eight minutes of play, drew first 
blood. Lew Gillette kicked from mid- 
field to Joe Kennedy, who dribbled the 
liall down the field and passed to Don 
Haselhuhn, who kicked past goalie 
Sheehan for the opening tally. 

State had man other scoring oppor- 
tunities, but good defensive work by 
the Williams team nullified aU attempts 
Midway in the first quarter Williams 
was penalized for tripping. Bay con- 
way's free kick at a difficult angle 
thirty yards from the goal missed by 
bchei. Sheehan made five clever saves 
of State boots. 

State again proceeded to dominate 
play early in the second period. A 
quick play down the field, Hodder to 
Couper to Sweinberger, just missed 
the mark. A pass, Osely to Davidson 
to Kennedy, was stopped by Sheehan. 
State missed another golden oppor- 
tunity when Haselhuhn's "sucker" shot 
was short, for sheehan had been drawn 
away from the nets. 

The State soccer team will again try 
to get in the win column when it plays 
boat to the Tufts Jumbos next Satur- 
day afternoon at Alumni Field. Al- 
though beridden with injuries the 
Statesmen are in fine mental spirits, 
and will enter the game on even terms 
with the Medfordites. 

In their games to date Tufts has lost 
to Amherst, 3-0, to Wesleyan, 4-0, 
and to Harvard, 6-3. These scores! 
however, do not indicate the reai 
calihre of the team. With a nucleus of 
six veterans from last year's team that 
l>eat Clark, M.I.T., and American 
International, and held Amherst to a 
1-0 score, Tufts has just to get going to 
show its real attack. Capt. Bill I^ewis 
at half is the outstanding player. 

Despite all adversities the States- 
men played good soccer last Saturday. 
And now with the probability of 
Gohlb, Lyons, and Conant returning 
to play, State will be at its greatest 
strength for Saturday's game. With 
the return of Ben Lyons at full, State 
will be reinforced with an excellent 

This game marks the second soccer 
encounter ever held with Tufts, State 
traditional sport rival. Two years ago 
State defeated the Jumbos at Medford 
by the score of 4-1. This game is 
comparable to the Connecticut State 
tilt for both teams are very evenly 
matched. Hence a very close battle is 

Coach Briggs has not yet decided on 
the starting lineup. Pending on the 
return of some of the injured regulars, 
the starting lineup will probably be the 
same as that of last week. 


"Methought I heard a voice cry, 
'Sleep no more!' " 

We don't know the truth of the 
matter, but we wouldn't be surprised if 
one of the more prominent members of 
the physied department were to | )( . 
heard muttering this famous hit of 
Macbeth. Not that one of our pro- 
fessors has gone about murdering 
people in their sleep or anything like 
that, but still a conscience is a con- 
science and even a professor has one. 
To properly understand this tale, it 
is necessary to know that the library of 
the physical education building is not 
an attractive place to go to sleep, 
either from the point of view of the 
sleeper or the interested audience. It 
must also be kept in mind that a 
professor usually sleeps in the dark 

All of which serves to introduce the 
fact that one of the dist inguished 
personages of our sports world was 
asleep in the aforementioned spot, that 
he had an interest* d audience and that 
while a voice did not cry "Sleep no 



more!" ensuing events • may have 

Davidson Scores Twice 

Midway in the period the SonB of 
Eph became aroused and played in- 
spired hall the remainder of the game. 
After missing in his first attempt, 
Johnny Davidson came back to net 
two goals within five minutes to put 
his team into the lead. 

''lay in the second half was all 
Williams, for tiredness and lack of 
capable reserves took its toll on the 
men. Only remarkable defensive 
Pkv hy Red Couper and Jim Hodder 
kept the score from adding up. With 
minutes to play Davidson netted an- 
other tally to give his team a substantial 
'™d. Williams then flocked the field 
w 'th substitutes who subdued the 

•We State attempts to tie the game. 

' he summaries: 

RUN W.P.I. SA1. 

caused him to think he heard those 
fateful words. For, you see, while he 
slept peacefully on, his usual audience, 
quite unaccustomed to this curious 
behavior, were interested even to the 
point of tiptoeing silently by and out, 
which is just not what they're sup- 
posed to do under the guidance of this 

In short, Mel Taube slept, Finkle- 
stein was not around to wake him up 
and the class in physied, knowing full 
well never to disturb their coach, took 
the shortest and quietest route away 
from his clutches. The most interest 
ing part of the story is of course un- 
told. Not even Finklestein knows what 
Mel was dreaming of. 


N, 'iss. Slate 

Hodd,r gStratton, Sheehan 

""I" r. Conway rf Porter, Davis 
'""<■! t. (onway If Palmer, Stahl 
wsmay, Feinberg, Dunker, Conant 

Qhl rh Carr 

ch Blake, Schwartz 

Walker, Huzzee lh Johnston, Frank- 

i. lin 

Kennedy, Fearlmutter 

ro Stowell, Foley, 


■•*"».!.erger, Silverman 

,, ri Carter, Stowell 

c Close, Carter 

u '■ [ h' Davidson 

lo Butcher 

Hiams 3, Mass. State 1. 
•pavidaos 3, Haselhuhn, 1. Bef- 

Featuring a last minute sprint to 
victory by Proctor, the Derbymen 
defeated the M.I.T. hill and dalera 
over a difficult course in Franklin 
Park, Boxbury, last Saturday after- 
noon This is the second consecutive 
win by the harriers in as many weeks. 
The encounter with M.I.T. proved to 
be a particularly difficult one which 
had to be fought out man for man in 
several instances. 

Proctor traversed the course in 
22:59.9 minutes, coming in about two 
feet ahead of Guerke of M.I.T. The 
two men ran the course together, until 
in the last five yards Proctor nosed 
ahead as the result of a last minute 
sprint. Following Guerke came State's 
second man, Gillette who seems to have 
conquered his recent illness. Follow- 
ing him came Cooper of Tech, followed 
by Chalmers also of Tech who nosed 
out Nejame and Sampson by a last 
minute sprint. Close behind came 
Fitch of M.I.T., who in turn was fol- 
lowed by Villaume of State. Sabi was 
the fifth man for Tech. 

In terf rut emit y Sports. 

Fraternities have been going great 
guns on their soccer- football games. 
up to yesterday afternoon, Phi Sig had 
defeated Lambda Chi in football and 
soccer, Q.T.V. took a football contest 
but dropped a soccer game to Alpha 
Gamma Bho and Alpha Sig took both 
games on default from non-fraternity. 


•wnejr, Time-22 minute quar- 

ar,// n ' hng P la y ers were Hodder 

and I '" r f ° r State and ^P^ Carr 

ftad. ' '! dson for Williams. Hodder 
«* ten remarkable stops in' 

Wj .'' half. Once with the whole 

the h" rWard Hne mshin S he fell on 

to hi Ved il ' and tnrew accurately 

u ■ back. 

Worcester Tech Meet to be 
Run There 

As an anti-climax to the difficult 
meet with M.I.T. last Saturday, the 
State cross country team will meet the 
Worcester Tech Harriers next Satur- 
day in a meet in Worcester. The meet 
with the Engineers will be held at the 
same time as the football game and will 
be timed so as to end at the half. 

Last year, running on their own 
course the Derbymen made the fourth 
consecutive kill of their undefeated 
season, topping Worcester 18-37. In 
this meet Stepat, Proctor, and Murray 
broke the tape at the finish line hand 
in hand tieing for first place. In 1933 
the Engineers hill and dalers proved to 
be the stumbling block of an otherwise 
undefeated team when they won by a 
one point margin. 
This year's Worcester team is com- 

posed entirely of new material inas- 
much as there are no lettermen avail- 
able. The W.P.I, hill and dalers have 
been defeated in every contest in which 
they have engaged. The Techmen 
opened their season by receiving one of 
the worst set-backs they have ex- 
perienced in recent years when they 
lost 40-15 to the United States Coast 
Guards. Following this loss they 
chalked another loss when they met 
Trinity, and last week the Engineers 
bowed before the superior ability of 
Connecticut State losing by a perfect 
score. However in spite of this the 
Statesmen will be handicapped by the 
nature of the course which follows 
through the Worcester streets and 
which will necessitate running on 
hard pavement. 

Probable runners for Worcester will 
be: James Patch, Don Houser, Harold 
Cox, Jack Lancaster, and F. Strand - 

After taking their last two opponents 
into camp, the State football team will 
make their next bid for victory against 
Worcester I'olytcch when the teams 
meet in Worcester next Saturday after- 
noon at 2 p.m. Although the Worces- 
ter team will probably be heavier, it 
ought not to present too much com- 
petition to the State eleven. 

This year Tech has made several 
innovations in its sports policy. This 
year admissions are open, not only to 
students who fill the regular scholastic 
requirements but also to "scholars who 
in spite of their scholastic aptitude are 
good athletes as well." Besides this 
the Technitinns have inaugurated a 
week of preseason football practice 
before the opening of the college. 

In spite of these changes the Kngin- 
eers have not made too good a showing 
so far this fall. Of their three games 
this season, the "hoys from the Insti- 
tute" have been victors in but one. 
Opening with the Coast Guard, the 
Engineers traveled away from home 
to garner their first win in five years 
from the Guardsmen. In that tilt the 
Engineers from the "Heart of the 
Commonwealth" emerged 6-3 victors. 
Following this came defeats from 
Trinity and Connecticut State. At 
Trinity, Tad) received an ignominious 
33-0 blanking, and last week fell 7-6 
in a tilt with Conn. State over whom 
the Taubemen registered a 25-12 

20-0 Victory l.nnl Year 

Last year in a Dads' Day game 
played on Alumni Field the home 
eleven broke into the win column for 
the first time that fall by scoring 20-0 
against the Tech eleven. I,ast year's 
game featured an aerial attack which 
proved to I* State's best offensive 

The ranks of the Tech gridmen were 
rather depleted this fall; but seven of 
their former veterans were available at 
the beginning of this season, and about 
an ecpjal number of their former re- 
serves. The following are the men who 
are bearing the brunt of the work this 
fall: Captain Bill Niseveth, a tackle; 
Jackie Germaine, Norman Gamache, 
and Bichard Eliot, back field men; Bed 
Johnson, an end; Dick Townaely, Isa- 
dore Taubmen, Warren Davis, and 
Continued to Page 6 

"Powerhouse" Kmil Kootlig 



"Powerhouse" Kmil Koenig began 
and ended a well executed drive hist 
Saturday at Kingston to tie up the 
thirteenth game of | Bbode Island 
Mass. State series, ami Fred Kiel was 
substituted to boot a winning place- 
ment tally to give the Taubemen the 
Victory. The series had been exactly 
even up to this game, each team having 
won five, lost live and tied two eon- 

At the outset of the game it began to 
look very much as if Rhody was going 
to have a big day rushing the Maroon 
and White gridders al>out the field 
almost at will. The Rhode Island 
tally came within the tirst four minutes 
of the game after a sustained 60 yard 
march of twelve plays and four first 
downs brought them across the visitors' 
final stripe. Mudge, Bam fullback who 
plays a fine game despite an enormous 
physical handicap, crossed the line on a 
one-yard slash through right tackle. 

Despite the Rhody aggression in the 
first quarter. State was able to set up a 
defense which allowed (be Ra*M only 
one more first down during the first 
half, and go out on its own to boon 
seven first downs of its own. Several 
times action petered out near the goal 
line where both teams held threaten 
ing advances. 

Allen kicked off to begin the second 
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4.15 p.m. Track: Stockbridge vs. 
Amherst Freshmen at M.S.C! 


Football: MS C. vs. W.P.I. at| 

Stockbridge vs. Arms Academy at 

Shelburne Falls 
Crosscountry. M.S.C. vs. W.P.I. 

at Worcester 
2.00 p.m. Soccer: M.S.C. vs. 

Tufts at M.S.C. 


Soccer: M.S.C. vs Amherst Fresh 
men at Amherst 

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In addressing the college in convoca- 
tion Thursday, Mr. Rex King, of the 
editorial board of the Boston Txuscript, 
spoke on "Confidence in the Time of 
Emergency." In the course of his 
address he spoke of the one gift in life 
which is free; that is advice. "In 
America," he said, "where you will see 
it, you may have it." 

Speaking in particular of the bank- 
ing crisis of 1933, he described the 
condition of the banks on the eve of the 
national shut-down. Hanks were clos- 
ing and tlMN was no money to be had 
in the city. Through the Associated 
Press a confidential message was sent 
to all newspapers telling them of the 
proposed closing of the banks. When 
he went to see about the interests of his 
paper, Mr. King found the bank in a 
very quiet mood, with no outward indi- 
cation of the trouble that they were 
facing. When he inquired, what they 
were going to do, be was calmly told 
that they were going to close all banks 
for a period in order to seggregate the 
strong from the weak and that they 
would soon be ready for business again, 
on a stronger basis. If one has con- 
fidence in himself during crises, as the 
problem grows more complex, the 
solution will work itself out to a satis- 
factory conclusion. But one must be 
confident that he is doing the right and 
must hold tenaciously to his conviction. 
Speaking of the present depression, 
he pointed out that there is every rea- 
son for confidence in the ultimate solu- 
tion of our problems. As in the case of 
a person who has lost his way, the 
finding of the way we got into the 
situation would be one step towards the 
solution of the resulting problem. Mr. 
King outlined the three major causes of 
the depression as being: (1) America 
in the past 100 years has enjoyed a 
period of development and exploita- 
tion, and now the time has come when 
physical expansion is at an end and 
social and progressive expansion must 
take its place; (2) Techonological un- 
employment; and (3) the upheaval 
involved in the shift of the United 
States from a debitor to a creditor 
nation What we need most to reattain 
our national stability is to slow up the 
rate of industrial developemnt 


I^ast Tuesday night snapped old 
Draper Hall out of its ordinary routine, 
when all of the cafe cooks went on a 
spree or bender which resulted 
in half-cooked pork chops and cream 
of mustard soup. Our hearts go out to 
the much-to-be-pitied freshmen. 

Ahba-Dabba Allen, the worldly 
wise phrenologist, was a guest on the 
campus over the weekend. For the 
price of one dollar, he would feel the 
bumps on anyone's head. 


The man of the hour the man with 
the ad infinitum larnyx is seriously 
considering dividing the men and 
women into seperate rooms in the 
library, so as to prevent a reoccurrence 
of last Thursday night when two love- 
making smoochere were accussed of 
trying their manly art in one of the 
study halls. 

Finklestein sneaked in on a Provi- 
dence burlesque show on his trip south 
last weekend. "Everything went off 
smoothly," said Fink, the only trouble 
being that he was too hoarse to say 
much more than "Oh boy" all the next 

As the main feature of the History - 
Sociology club, Tuesday evening, a 
debate was held on the resolution that: 
"The United States Senate was justi- 
fied in the repealing of the freedom of 
the seas in order to assure peace and 
neutrality." The affirmative side, 
championed by Bessie Proctor '36 and 
Virginia Stratton '36, upholding the 
decision of Congress, was awarded the 
decision. Robert Bray '36 alone 
supported the negative issue. Dorothy 
Nurmi '36, vice-president of the club, 
acted as chairman. After the formal 
debate, the question was open to the 
discussion of the club before the vote 
was taken. 

An election of the underclass officers 
was also held. Gladys Corkum '38 
and Frederick Sievere '38 were elected 
secretary and underclass member of 
the program committee, respectively. 
These offices were left open last spring 
in order that the two underclasses 
might be represented on the executive 

When a man bites a dog that's news 
for the press. But when a prof falls 
asleep and misses his class, that's 
news for the football team. But Mel 
can take a kidding and grin and bear 


Unauthenticated drivel has it that 
there was a beer truck standing out in 
front of Sigma Betz Chi all one after- 
noon, recently. 


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This is just the season of the year 
when all sororities blossom out with 
parties for those of the gentler sex, 
thus reassuring themselves of dates for 
November second, and attempting 
also to put a crimp in the import 

Drop in and see BILL and AL 

And have a steak — or perhaps just 
a sandwich and coffee at 

Deady's Diner 

Draught Beer at Diner Number One 

College Drug Store 


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Amherst Mass. 

Charles Stuart Gager, botanist, will 
be the speaker at the regular convoca- 
tion on October 31. Born at Norwich, 
New York, on December 23, 1872, he 
was graduated from the Syracuse 
university with the A.B. degree in 
1897. He received his doctor's degree 
in science from Syracuse in 1920 and 
his Phi. D. from the New York State 
College for Teachers in 1921. 

Since 1910, Mr. Gager has been di- 
rector of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 
For many years he has been teaching in 
high schools and colleges and is one of 
the foremost botanists of the country. 
He was a member of the committee in 
botanical exhibits at the Century of 
Progress, held in Chicago in 1933. 
Among his many publications are: 
"Errors in Science Teaching," "Effects 
of the Rays of Radium on Plants," 
"Fundamental of Botany," "The Plant 
world"; also numerous papers in 
scientific and editorial journals. 

Dr. Gager is a fellow in the A.S.S.A. 
New York Academy, a member of the 
Botanical Society of the American 
Society of Experimental Biology and 
Medicine, of the Torrey Botany Club, 
the American Society of Biological 
Chemists. He is also the president of 
the National Institute of Social Sci- 
ences, a member of the Chool Garden 
Association of America, the Svenska 
Linne Sallsket Societe Linneene de 
Lyon, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, 
Delta Upsilon, and Gamma Sigma 

Represented College 

Assistant Dean Marshall O. Lan- 
phear returned last Saturday from a 
five-day conference of the Pan-Ameri- 
can Institute of Geography and His- 
tory in Washington D.C. The purpose 
of this assembly, of which this was the 
second meeting, is to promote under- 
standing and friendship among the 
countries of the Americas. Delegates 
from all of the Latin American coun- 
tries and the United States were 

The program included a discussion of 
early American civilization, particu- 
larly of the Mayo civilization in 
Mexico, and a discussion of the place of 
geography and history among the 
sciences. There were also certain 
problems discussed relating to the 
geography of Mexico and South Ameri- 

The social program included sight- 
seeing trips around Washington, a 
reception by the Secietary of State 
and Mrs. Hull, a reception by the 
trustees of the National Geographic 
Society, and a reception by the Am- 
bassador of Mexico. 

Dean Lanphear represented the 
college at this conference at the re- 
quest of President Baker, and was well 
pleased with the pictures which he 
gained of some of the Latin American 
problems. He was also thankful for 
some of the important contacts which 
he was able to make among this inter- 
national group. 



Landscape Students 
Hear Mr. Taylor 

Tuesday evening, the Lan<. 
Architecture Club was address ! b y 
Mr. A. D. Taylor, president ol the 
Society of American Landscape uchi. 
tects and the most famous professional 
landscape practitioner in Am<-rica. 
Mr. Taylor is an alumnus of this 
college, having been graduated i the 
class of 1905, and was one of ProsNsaj 
Waugh's first students in landscape 
architecture. While here at the <-"Ilege 
Mr. Taylor was statistics editor of the 
Index and a member of the variety 
basketball team. 

Mr. Taylor spoke on the present 
outlook for young landscape KBohitactt 
saying that this was a most opportune 
time to get into the field. He urged 
them to disregard materialistic returns 
for a time and to give their services 
unselfishly until their capabilities had 
been definitely recognized. 

Nothing deteriorates as quickly as an 
unused education, as we can .see by 
recalling all we forget during summer 
vacations. Therefore, Mr Taylor 
urged the students to get out into the 
landscape field immediately instead of 
waiting two or three years. The present 
government program has given wonder- 
ful publicity to the landscape archi- 
tects. Their prestige has been greatly 
advanced. It is now being realized 
that landscape architecture is a neces- 
sity and not a luxury. 

"Study comtemporary conditions in 
landscape architecture," urged Mr. 
Taylor. Do not be satisfied with 
present accomplishments, but always 
strive to go forward. It is not the 
professional accomplishment that 
counts, but the resultant effect. 

Professor Moore and Mr. Marston of 
the mathematics department spent 
Saturday, October 19th at the Worces- 
ter Polytechnic Institute attending the 
New England sectional meetings of 
the Society for the Promotion of 
Engineering Education. 

Professional conferences were at- 
tended in the morning followed by a 
luncheon served at the Alden Hy- 
draulic Laboratories at Chaffins. At 
the afternoon session Dr. John F. 
Tinsley, chairman of the committee on 
Community Development of the New 
England Council, and Dr. Frederick M. 
Feiker, executive secretary of the 
American Engineering Council spoke 
concerning the opportunities for tech- 
nically trained men in New England 
industry and in government service. 




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According to information received 

lr ,,rr the Placement office, twenty- 
leven coeds from last year's graduating 

c [fM have secured positions. The 
number indicated is four more than 
},,„) lecitfod positions at this time last 
The list of positions follows: 
Muriel Ashley, pupil dietitian at the 
Springfield Hospital. 

both Barr, home service work in 
t |„. I.vnn Electric Co. 

Helen Heebe, assisting the dietitians 
pi the Belehertown State Hospital. 

Charlotte Casey, teacher of Home 
EconomiCi and English in Orange. 

Alma Colson, supervisor, Dale Laun- 

Helen Connolly, attendant, Fernald 

Dorothy Cook, pupil dietitian, Mass. 
General Hospital. 

Marifl Currier, sub-supervisor, In- 
surance Co. — Liberty Mutual, Bos- 

Catherine Dimock, pupil nutri- 
tionist. Boston Dispensary. 

BemJce Dolan, teacher of home 
economics. Turners Falls. 

Alice Dwight, Institutional Fellow, 
Botany Department, M.S.C. 

Florence Fay. will enter Springfield 
Hospital in March as pupil dietitian. 
Cornelia Foley, dietitian in "Little 
Red S. hool House" in New York. 

Marion Harris, science teacher and 
coach in Hopkinton. 

Violet KoaksJs, supervisor, 1 '-elding 

Elizabeth Berry, drapery depart- 
ment, Forbei & Wallace, Springfield. 
Helen Powers, housekepeer. Long 

Shirley Putnam, social service work, 
Mitchell House, Hartford. 

Sylvia Kodd, laboratory technician, 
Mt Sinai Hospital, Brooklyn. 

Ruth Sargent, nature teacher, Long 
Lane Farm, Middletown, Conn. 

Edna Thornton, teacher, Wilming- 
ton, Mass. 

Anna Bernstein, social service work, 

Mary K. Kingston, apprentice teach- 
er, Marker School. 

Bernii e Schubirt, graduate student, 

Charlotte Sleep, social service and 
clerical interne, State Reformatory for 
Women. Framingham. 

Marion Smith, graduate work, En- 
tomology, M.S.C. 

Helen Streeter, home economics, 
position, State Reformatory, Fram- 

Pueblo Indian 
Drawings Exhibited 

A set of reproductions of Pueblo 
Indian drawings was placed on exhi- 
bition in the lobby of the Memorial 
Building Tuesday morning. This un- 
usual collection obtained tor exhibi- 
tion by Professor Waugh was published 
m Czechoslovakia about five years ago 
It met with great success and since 
then has been widely exhibited both 
abroad and in this country. This 
exhibition has found popularity par 
ticularly among artists. A number of 
other reproductions have also been 

Among the artists who have worked 
reproductions in water color are Awa 
Tsirch, Richard Martinez, Kncarnn- 
cion Pena, Louis Gonsalos, Miguel 
Martinez, Romanto Vigil, and Julian 

The Pueblo Indians, who built their 
civilization long before the explorations 
of the white man in the territory which 
is now Arizona, New Mexico, and 
Southern California, are not to he con- 
fused with the northern bribes. Pueb- 
loes reached a relatively high plane of 
civilization and culture as is revealed 
by their ventures in the creative arts. 
They learned not only the more prac- 
tical skills of making pottery and weav- 
ing baskets, but also decorative arts 
such as painting pottery, and painting, 
particularly the kiva. which was their 
house of worship. 

In examining the pictures of the- 
< xhibition, it must be rsmsmbered, 
then, that art with the Puebios was 
primari.y decorative. Incorporated 
in the pictures are traditional stories, 
religious dances, symbolic figures. 
Thesi are executed in convent ionalize-d. 
symetrical patterns, and in a wealth of 
vivid coloring. 

Yale and Harvard students will meet 
in annual "intellectual" contests for a 
prize of $5,000 awarded in the will of 
the late Mrs. Elizabeth Putnam. 


Continued from Page i 

beggar or homeless wanderer in the 
railroad stations that 1 visited The 
people are satisfied with the commun- 
istic Organisation. The stores are 
crowded every day, and everyone has 
enough to eat. They have their 
colleges, in which the hoys are educated 
at the expense of tin- government, 
although entrance is limited to ih,. sons 
of communists. A communist is not 
allowed to get drunk or go to church, 
and the membership in the organiza- 
tion is limited to a chosen lew. Kx- 
aminations are given for membership 
and they are very strict. The Com- 
munists are very suspicious, also, and 
hold examinations among its members 
every few years to determine whether 
they have violated the laws. They are 
decidedly against the church, which is 
a branch of the Creek orthodox faith. 
The large towns have already done 
away with the church, and only in the 
small places do you find services held 
on Sunday. 1 at tended one of these one 
Sunday. As we entered the door, we 
found a collection plate. On it was a 
coin, two pieces of black bread, and 
two apples 

Those sons of communists who are 
fortunate enough to be chosen for t be | 
colleges have a difficult time. They 
work long hours a day in order to 
co mp le t e lbs course quickly, although 
they have to in |ivea ■ complete 

education. They have no social life, 
no games of any kind while in school. 

Ruaam'a job is to producs enough 
e ngin ee rs to keep things going. They 

have many American and Knglish 
engine, rs carrying on there now. but it 
takes three times as many Pussiaii 

workmen as Americana to do tha work. 

They have unlimited natural resourc c-s 
to be developed." 


Or. Ckarles F. Fraker 


A bracelet under a tree near 
greenhouse, behind French Hall, 
dropped sometime between 
dark and dawn will owner 
please apply to Elmer Allen at 
French Hall. 



Continued from Page 1 

Japan, China, Manchukuo, and Korea. 

In discussing the subject, News of the 

Wrid, Mr. Binder said that the two 

mam questions now are: Will there be 

J *ar? and Will the United States be 

m or out of it? Speaking on the ever- 

Pntenl question of the Italo-Ethiopian 

situation Mr. Binder said that Italy 

Y '""king for mastery of the Mediter- 

and that "Britain will meet the 

daUenee of Mussolini, even if it 

M war, alone." 





■> Bene; Pictures are Showr 

-snows DAILY - 
2 tM b :.\0 8 :.*0 

Friday and Saturday October 25-26 
The Romances of the Man who Wrote "My Old Kentucky Home " 

with Douglas .Montgomcry-Fvclyu Veii,il,l<-The SfcsrW Choir. 
Based on the life of Stephen Collins Foster. 
Plus- Nitncy Carroll in "ATLANTIC AI>VFVlTRF.*' 

Sunday - Monday Tutoday - October 27-28-29 

A product of a pioneer ancestry and 
Of a western upbringing, Dr Charles F. 
Fraker, assistant professor of French 
and Spanish, has had a most varied 
and interesting life. Morn at Ahna, 
Colorado in 1H88, I >r Fraker lived 
there until tha Bf8 of seven, when he 

was enrolled in the schools of Colorado 

Springs. From secondary schools, he 

entered Colorado College, whence after 

hut a year and a half of OOttsgS, he went 
to the Philippine Islands. 

Dr. Fraker spent the years 1913 to 
1!M<> in the Philippines where he was a 
te a ch e r Of Knglish and science, and 

also curator of tha Industrial Museum 

in Manila. Dr. Fraker tells many in- 
teresting stories of has days in this 

island city, stories which are known and 
liked by many of the students in his 

The school children in the school in 
which Dr Fraker taught were divided 
so that tin- girls wen- seated on one 
side of the room and tli< hoys on I he 
other. Tha tfirls must have presented a 

colorful contrast to the more somber, 
though not Americanized, gerfa of the 
men It is also the custom for the 
school children to go from door to door 
on Christmas Rve and to sini,' carols. 
In anticipation of this event, Dr. 
Fraker \s mother bad baked innumer 
ahle ro o ki e s , which arc- such a novelty 
to these little foreigners that they con 
sumed the cookies within a few min- 
utes of their entrance- into the house, 
and consequently, thos children who 
had lagged he-bind wen- very much 
ehargrined to find that their loitering 
had cost them a rare delicacy. 

Retaining to the United States in 

the spring of 1916, Dr. Fraker did 
sufficient studying at Colorado College 

ho that by the end of .June of that same- 
year he had earned the right to bs 

listed si a full fledged inc-mhe-r of the 
junior class. Dr. Fraker received his 
degree Of Bachelor of Arts in l«»l!>, but 
not had he fulfilled the- necessary 

credit ree,uire-inents for graduation, but 

during his senior year alone, h,- also had 
fifty lour hours of class work, for he 

had errsnged his program <>n the 

theory that be must take- all (boss 

which had always interested him and 
Which he would probably not have an 
opportunity to take- after graduation. 
Since his graduation from collage, 
Dr. Fraker has had continuous ex- 
perience in tha learning profession, fat 

while he studied for bis master's 
and doc tor's degrees, he was also doing 
some teaching at Harvard. He was 

swarded i he dsgrss of Master of Arte in 
1920 and the degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy in 1931. Since 1932, Dr. 
Fraker has been assistant professor of 
French and Spanish here at Massachu- 
setts State College. 
Contrary to accepted rmatoso. Dr. 

F raker's hobby lies within the- scope of 
his profession, for his greatest pleasure 

is in reading poetry. His fovorite 

Knglish poet is Browning and his 

favorite American author. I»,,e Of 
the many courses with which Dr. 
Fraker is associated, he finds that I he- 
course he enjoys giving the- most is 
his course on Voltaire and the eight - 
tsentfa century, a course which strange- 
ly enough he has given but . „.<•<■ M f„ r 
on this campus. 

Kike- all professors. Dr. Fraker has 

definite ideas on the best methods of 
• '•aching. Although the- pmgisssiiis 

method is good in theory, he believes 
that it docs not work as well in actual 
practice. In connect ion with this 
same problsm, Dr. Frake-r facta that 
the- stude-nts at Massachusetts State- 
College- are carrying too nianv class 
hours per week. From twelve- to lilt,,.,, 
credits per week would be- a maximum, 
he thinks, and perhaps the lifte.-n 
WOttld he carried by the freshman class, 
for it is they who need „„, H , ,. (> ,„ epiire' 
mere- facts before- they can STgUS or 
theorise. Thus, Dr. Fraker is in 
favor of definite assignments for sack 
class me e tin g, for, Dr. Fraker main- 
tains, "The first thing a student must 
do is to got facts; after that, he can 
have the discussion in which he- agrees 
or disagrees with the- authority's ideas, 
and in which he- can really and honestly 
draw conclusions." 


32 Main St., Northampton 

Mas**. State 
students are 
invited to our 
store for the 

latest in 

riding togs 



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jackets, sweaters for men 
and women. 

Pay bus fare both ways on all 
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Across from Hook Store 

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Burns and Moth holes rewov«n 

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ners and Suppers at. very 
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Kemp's Chocolates and Salted Nuts 
The beet S« H la Fountain refrc-shnic-ms 


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Continued from Page 2 
weight students on campus suggests 
that what counts most is the weigh of 
all flesh. 

Some people are narrow-minded. . . 

Veterinary science goes to the very 
root of the situation. Witness the vet. 
student who observed, "We're going to 
have an exam this week. I can feel it 
in my bones." 

wards at night uses a flashlight to 
smooth out the way. Fancy his 
embarrassment when, after flushing a 
pair of love-birds, the male of the 
species caustically remarked, "Who's 
the blooming sap who comes through 
here every night with a flashlight?" 

A prof evaluates his course. . . 

Pro. "Hull" Prince quieted the up- 
roar attendant upon the appearance of 
a huge St. Bernard dog in the aisles 
during Knglish 26. 

"I have no objection to dogs attend- 
ing classes if they are as mature as he 

Be thankful he doesn't walk. . . 

A discomfited student complains 
about his roommate's dreams of 
travel. He has no objections to the 
dreams as such. He does not particu- 
larly mind an occasional travelogue 
interpretation. But he does object 
when the roomy travels by airplane. 



Continued from Page 3 
Bill Krawley. There are also eligible 
for the varisty team several promising 
freshmen. They are Kuss Korolyshun, 
who plays in the backfield; Jack Rush- 
ton and Fred Beardsworth, who play 
wing position; Dick Wilson and Arthur 
Rand, guardsmen; and Mai Chandler, 
Floyd Folmsbee, and Al Raslavsky, 
potential tackles. Although the 
Worcester team has abundant material 
with which to work it lacks experience 
and technique. 

The probable Worcester line up will 
be Stone re, Miseveth rt, Taubmen rg, 
I^ewin c, Townsley lg, Chandler It, 
Johnson le, Germaine qb, Frawley rhb, 
Folmsbee lhb, Korolyshun fb. 



Continued from Page 3 
half and Rhody managed two more 
first downs to the State 17 yard line 
where the Maroon and White took the 
ball on downs. Then the Taubemen 
began their advance. Koenig circled 
right end behind the best blocking 
State has exhibited in a long time and 
carried the ball fifty yards. Allen took 
possession of the ball on the next play 
and again beautiful interference paved 
his way for a first down on the Rhode 
Island 12. Koenig went over standing 
up on the next play and Fred Riel 
kicked the extra point. 

The rest of the game was unevent- 
ful. Rhody attempted a pass attack 
which failed to click and the game 
ended with State in possession of the 
ball on the 25 yard stripe. In all, 
State registered 12 first downs to the 
Ram's 10 and gained 41 percent more 
yards rushing than did the Rhode 


In the Hockey game Monday, Alpha 
Lambda Mu tied Lambda Delta Mu 
with a score of 1-1. 

Tuesday afternoon, Sigma Beta Chi 
played Phi Zeta. The score was 4-2 in 
favor of Phi Zeta. 

Phi Zeta 

The Phi Zeta Mothers' Club met at 
the home of the president, Mrs. F. W. 
Hutchinson, on Saturday, October 12. 
The club has presented the sorority 
with Waverly Print drapes. 

The first issue of the Philum, Phi 
Zeta alumnae bulletin, was published 
this week. 

My father can lick your father. . . 

Mr. Stratton's prest ige took a slight 
drop the other day when his dog, a 
study in brown who moons about 
Memorial Hall, conceded a fierce 
battle to a townie rival. 

And Demosthenes, too. . . 

Students who live at the thither end 
of Lover's Lam- oft-times discover that 
they run counter to Cupids' arrows. 
One such student who journeys Lane- 


Northeastern proved too powerful 
for the Norwich eleven when the 
Huskies beat them 33-0 last Saturday. 

The Williams combine, before which 
State fell in its opening contest, out- 
smarted the Bowdoin Polar Bears 27-6 
in Williamstown last Saturday. 

The boys on the other side of town 
wore down Rochester University 12-0 
in the third period as a result of inter- 
cepted passes last Saturday. 

Rl Til WOOD '38 


Continued from Page 2 
Several alumnae of Sigma Beta Chi 

were on campus over the weekend. 

Norma Harry, of the class of 1938, 

Betty Harrington, Jackie Sargent, and 

Dot Bartlett, all of the class of 1935, 

were here. 

Tomorrow night Sigma Beta Chi is 

holding a Hallowe'en party at the 

sorority house. 

The Y W.C.A. cabinet entertained 
the Y.W.C A. advisers at a buffet 
supper in the "Y" room in the Abbey 
Sunday evening. Barbara Keck sang. 

Alpha Lambda Mu 

This week the Wednesday afternoon 
tea in the Abbey was sponsored by 
Alpha Lambda Mu. 


Continued from Page 2 
A.T.Ci. Vic Party 

A.T.G. held a vie party last week- 
end with Prof. Harold W. Smart and 
Prof. Ralph W. Phillips as chaperons. 
Merrill Hunt and his fiancee were back 
for the weekend. 

their reservations at the Physical 
Education Office, Physical Education 
Building, as soon as possible. 

All requests for tickets must be 
accompanied by cash, check, or money 
order for the full amount. Reserve 
seat tickets are $2.20 each. 

Student activity tickets may ^ 
exchanged for reserved seats on. the 
payment of $1.20. All additional 
tickets are $2.20 each. These tic] 
are now available, and no exchange 
will be made after Thursday, Octofan 

Student activity tickets are good for 
admission to the Massachusetts State 
cheering section. 

Mass. State students will !>,• id. 
mitted at one gate of the main entrance 
upon presentation of ticket. This gate 
will be posted Mass. State Studmt date 


There will be a very important meet- 
ing of the Student L.I.D. on Tuesday 
evening in the Memorial building in the 
Senate room at 7 p.m. Inhered 

A.T.G. members were ushers at the 
Student Vespers last Sunday evening. 


Continued from Page 2 



Those desiring good reserved seats 
for the Amherst game should make 

Professor David Adams of the de- 
partment of relations of Mount Hoi- 
yoke College willgive the first of a 
series of two sermons on "Jesus in the 
light of Modern Research" at vespaa, 
Sunday, October 27. 

This Sunday, Professor Adams will 
speak on "Jesus as the Historian Sees 
Him." Next Sunday his topic will be 
"Christ and the Modern Student ." 
A transcription for the piano of one of 
the Beethoven symphonies will be 
played for fifteen minutes preceding 
the service. 

_ for Mildness 
. for Better Taste 

M. A. C. Library. 

Vol. XI.VI 




Fraternities to Hold House Dances 
In Amherst Week-end Celebration 

Special Convocation 
Nov. 7 As Part of 
Dedication Program 

formal iind Inforiiiiil Affairs to be 
|» ; ,ri of Gala Week-end Program 

>|:m> Alumni Expected Rack un 
Campua for (iaine mid Dunces 

The night of the Amherst dance 
bring* another round robin of fraterni- 
ty dance* to the campus. Eleven 
fraternities are planning formal and 
informal affairs. Elaborate decora- 
tions wll greet the many alumni who 
h;i\i returned for the annual Amherst 
pane. The following is the lis! of 
rut its holding dances: 
Alpha Camma Hho: formal; Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Clark Thayer, and 
Professor and Mrs. Holdsworth. chap- 
erons; decorations in Monte Carlo 
motif; Springfield Collegians of Spring- 
■■ !ollege. 
Alph ' Sigma Phi: informal; chap- 
erons t-> he announced; decorations 
undecided; Dick Hamilton's orchestra 
I -' Amherst. 

Alpha Bpstion Pi: informal; Dr. and 
Mr- Frakerand Dr. and Mrs. Bradley, 
rons. Decorations to be in 
silu in' of a Spanish Villa. Music to be 
|mppHed by the Musical Bargerons. 
Kappa Kpsilon: formal; Prol. 
Dickinson and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. 
| Holly chaptrons. Decoration* and 
orchestra not ye* announced. 

No. <S 

Afternoon Exer.ises to l><- II, 1,1 „< 
(ioodell I.Htrnrv 

( (intinued on Page 6 

On next Thursday, a special con- 
vocation will be luld at 10:10 in How- 
ker Auditorium as part of the dedica- 
tion of Coodell Library. Tea o'clock 
classes will he dismissed at 10.20 to 
enable all students to attend. 

With President Maker as chairman, 

the following program will be pre 


The Cloths of Heaven Dunhill 

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 

James Kerr 
"Coodell 1 Knew Him" 
Joseph I. Hills 

Class of 1881, Dean of Agriculture 

I University of Vt. 

"The College Man Looks at Hooks and 
Libraries" Clarence K Sherman 

Librarian, Providence Public 

"Sons of Massachusetts" 
Claience K. Sherman, the principal 
speaker, has spent the greater part of 
Continued on Puge <i 

Vesper Services 
Forced to be Held 
In "Mem" Building 

Lack of Funds to Itemodel Old 
Chapel Necessitates Move 

Vespers will not be transferred from 
the Memorial Huilding to the old 
chapel until the former library has 
l>een completdy ri novated. The fed- 
eral grant of $35,000 for the n mod. 1- 
ing is still being held up in Washington. 
The larger part of the grant is to 
be spent in changing th, lower floor and 
basement of the Old Chapel into class- 
rooms and oflices for the division of 
Social Sciences. The chapel upstairs is 
to he renovated. No changes are to 
be made in the outside of the building. 
Although the old chape! was equip- 
ped with stained -glass windows, which 
art to be retained, there was no organ 
in the building. While the grant of 
136,000 make* BO provision for the 
installation of an organ, one will be 
put in eventually. 

Student Horticultural Show 

Feature of Amherst Week-end 

Rural Settings and Informality Scheme of 

Annual Exhibit; Thousands Expected 

To Visit Horticultural Show 

| "Mike" Fenton Retired from Service 

After 43 Years in College Employ 

Prominent Artists 
To Appear in Com. 
Concerts at College 

Four Performance* Scheduled i<> 
Re Held in Itoukn Auditorium 

Left to right Front Row: I). Newton Click Ainherat.Syn la B. Wtaaor, New 
Bedford; Evelyn M. Maliory, Amherst; Robert B. Clark, Sharon. 

Back Raw; Mytea G. Boylan, Watertown; James R Clarke, Milton N Y • 
Llmer II. Allen, South Hadlcy and Louis deWilde. Shiloh, NY 

Names of artists to appear on this 
on's program of t' <■ Amherst 
(-(immunity Concert Association were 
sent to all memliers October 21. Four 
concerts, all to take place in Stock- 
bridge Hall at H p.m., have been 

On December 12, Malcolm and 
Godden, Knglish duo pianists, will 
play. In the second concert on Febru- 

ary 10, the Gordon String Quartet, one 

of the four great string quartets in the 
country, will app e ar . On March 28, 
Charles Hacked, tenor of the Metro- 
politan Open Company, and Agnes 
Davis, soprano of the Philadelphia 
Opera Company, will present ■ joint 
recital. Usually the first half of their 
program consists of solos, and the last 
half of love scenes from operas pre 
■anted in costume. 

In the final concert on April 28, 
Carole Goya, Spanish dancer, assisted 
by Beatrice Burford, haipist, and a 
Continued on Page 4 


F'' n K 'ind . 
Ufa h 


<* marks the closing of a 

1 fitful epoch in the life of 

"on, janitor of French and 

; who for 49 years has 

'"'lege. Mike is prohahly \ 

'" in the history of the 

has served ■ year and a 

be aasj of compulsory 

■nd. Mike came to this 

887, and hecame success- 

r . railroad man, and in 

fireman and engineer 

power plant. After 

" ( i there for 23 years, be 

1*35, Liggitt & Myms Tobacco Co. 

Was transferred to Wilder and French 
Halls, where he has since s« rverl as 
janitor. At 72, Mike is as alert, as 
active, as able as many men 2"> yean 
his junior. In his long gpafl of years. 
Mike has lost account of his actual 
age. until rcceiiJ.v when his brother 
looked up tlu records in Inland. 

As .; man about ampus, Mike has 

seen many changes Hi has wen 
students y<ar l>y year lose th. 'scrap 
and fight" that was characteristic 
of their br ethr en i<> years ago. He 

has seen the passim; of an era ttl which 

Continued on I' tgt <i 

i 1HI I \ 


Thursday. Oct. SI 

7.30 p.m. Band Rehearsal, Mem. 

8.00 p.m. Women's Glee Club. 

Room 1 11, Stockbridee. 
8.00 p.m. Men's Debating Team, 1 

Senate Room. 
7.30 p.m. Collegian Competition. 
Friday, Nov. I 

3-10 p.m. Hurt. Show, Physical 

Education Building. 
•t 30 p.m. Band Drill Rehearsal, 

Football Field. 
Saturday, Nov. 2 

9 a.m.- 10 p.m. Hort. Show, Phys- 
ical Education Building. 

1 p.m. Form for march to Pratt 
Field, Mem. Building. 
Sunday . Nov. 3 

10 a.m. -8 p.m Hort. Show 

5.00 p.m. Vespera, Mem. Build 
ing. David Adams. 
Tuesday. Nov. ."» 

8 00 p.m. Men and Women's Glee 

Club. Mem Building. 
8.00p.m. Women's Debating, 

Sen liin.. Mem. Bldg. 
Wednesday. No* . <• 

8.00 p.m. Orchestra, Mem. Bldg 

Tomorrow at 3 p.m. will see the 
official npenlni of the twenty seventh 
r.nnual Horticultural Show to be held 
in the Cage of the Physical Education 
building. This show is expected to 
bring i record-breaking crowd to 
Amherst, for not only is it nm of the 
major events of the school year hut 
this year it also is being held during 
the Amherst week end. The arrange 
ment of this year's show will be 
decidedly informal, and will have as 
a motive a rural setting into which 

will be placed an old New England 

house with all its natural autumnal 
background. Hours for the show will 
be as follows: Friday, 3 to 10 p.m.; 
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 
10 am. to 8 p.m. 

In addition to this terminal feature, 
the students, as in past years, will 
also have an opportunity to exhibit 
their own original designs, either in 
the class exhibit or in the individual 
100-foot plots Th< florists of (he 
Holyoke- Northampton association will 
also bring r« prescntative exhibits to 
the show, exhibits which usually 

consist of crysamhemums, roses, and 
other floral displays. Mr. Stephen 
Hai-ilton. well known (.. ,, U r student 
body as a painter of landscape and 
to the public for these paint ings, will 
also ha v. an exhibition of |,j. s w „ r k 
His pictures will be on display in (he 
gallery Of the Cafe. 

This annual Hort icullural Show is 
under the direction of., student and 
a faculty commit tee. Th.- student 
committee is made up of the following 
seniors; .lames R. Clarke, chairman; 
I). Newton Click, landscape archi- 
tecture; Klmer II. Allen, floriculture; 
Sylvia B. Windsor, pomology; W. C. 
riodder, olericulture; F.velyn Mal- 
iory, horticultural manufactures; 
Myles Boylan, publicity; Robert B. 
Clark, balcony dec.rat ion, Louis de 
Wilde, store. The faculty committee 
consists of the following professors: 
Frank A. Waugh, landscape ,,rchi- 
tecture; Clark L. Thayer floriculture; 

Fred C. Seen, pomology; Grant B. 

Snyder, olericulture; Walter W. 
Chenoweth, horticultural manufac- 
tures; Robert I'. Holdsworth. forestry. 

Famous Botanical Collection 

Gift of Harvard to College 

The department of botany has just 
received a large collection of living 
conservatory plants as a generous 
gift from Harvard University. For 
some years the Harvard collection, 
assembled by an older generation of 
botanists and dating back to the time 
of Asa Cray, has been permitted to 
decline until it finally seemed wise to 
the Harvard executives to discard it 
altogether, and to offer the specimens 
to such public institutions as maintain 
teaching collections. The department 
of botany of the State College was 

I given first choice of selection because, 
as an executive expressed it. "I saw 
your collection this summer and knew 
that you would appreciate these plants 
and give them attention and (are." 

! This remark is quoted as tribute it, 
Mr. Paul FitzCerald '31 to whose 
taste and creative ability the present 
collection owes much of its arrange 
ment and plant ing. 

Immediately upon receipt of the 
offer from Harvard, three members of 
lb- department went to Cambridge 
and spent a day there selecting the 
choicest specimens. Three f u || truck 
loads of plants have now been success- 
fully transported to the Durfee Con- 

Through the toorteey of Prof. C. 
L. Thayer, the two smaller houses 
connect, ng the octagons of the Range 
have been placed at the disposal of 
the department of botany and the 
laliorious task of cataloguing and 
arranging is now in process 

A cotwervntivc estinwde places the 

value of the col|ect lon ;,t some three 
thousand dollars. 

The department of botany is also 
appreciative of the stock of plants 
ireadv housed m t| 1( . , • mservatory 
which has been donated | )V the de- 
partment of floriculture for incorpora- 
tion in the new collection. 





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The scene was a sorority vie party. 
Time was flying faster than usual, 
music wat» playing softer than tiRunl 
and girls were cuddling closer than 
usual when lo and behold, what did 
we see hanging up in one corner? Yes, 
it was a corpse. Making our way out 
through the corn silk, we reached out 
to read the small inscription placed 
thereon — and whom did it represent, 
none but our faithless contemporary 

The Commonwealth recently passed 
a law whereby all state employees are 
limited to forty-eight working hours 
per week, thus providing more jobs. 
This campus then reiterates with co- 
operation. Now members of the 
pomology department have to work 
thirty more minutes a day, starting 
the day at seven-thirty instead of 

Town of Amherst Famous 

For Many Historical Reasons 


OIIKIt si, ntr, 

Strong IIouhc on Amity Street is 
Oldest IIouxc in Amber*! 

windows which look out on p., 

The old Strong house appe 

substantially as it did wh,. 

pleted one hundred and nil 
By Gertrude Xickery ye&n ago The wrought j r<l!1 'JJ 

It has been pointed out that many | still hold the ancient clap! 
of the students who live four years in j firmly where they were placed when 
Amherst are not acquainted with the 1 Amherst was in its infancy. All ,ibo ut 
town when they come to graduate this house are the memories ,f !ne 
This is a lamentable fact for some of | people who have inhabited it , n <j f 

Our minds are taken back to the 
time two years ago when the Philip 
Morris cigarette man was on the 
campus and asked two particularly 
good-looking sophomore girls (now 
seniors), who the best looking girls on 
the campus were We recall with 
impish delight that the aforementioned 
co-eds not at all bashfully claimed that 
all such honors were split evenly be 
tween themselves. But what tickles 
us the most is that today one of these 
very "beauties" walks impatiently 
hither and yon in vain but futile 
attempts to find a man. Woe be to 
all the beauties. 

What has happened to the recent move to obtain the A.B. 
degree at Massachusetts State? Some months ago, student opinion 
for such a move became quite pronounced. Both a student com- 
mittee and a faculty committee recommended its adoption. Def- 
inite action appeared certain. And then suddenly the question 
was dropped. Why? 

This undergraduate feeling has not changed in the last few 
months. In fact, it appears to be stronger with more insistance 
that some action be taken right away. Time after time, the 
question, "When will something be done about the A.B. degree?" 
is raised in campus, fraternity -house, and other student discussions. 
Yet, no official move has been made to obtain the degree. 

Is the lack of action the result of an absence of student leader- 
ship? We are convinced that the students at this college want the 
A.B. degree. We are equally convinced that it is necessary if 
graduates of M.S.C. are to receive the consideration due them 
after graduation. It would be of value not only to the graduates 
but the college as well. But there must be some action on the 
part of the students. No passive approval will convince the ad- 
ministration that action must be started at once. 

No great obstacles stand in the way of an early adoption of this 
degree. It is not necessary to have a special act of the legislature 
to make it possible for M.S.C. to confer the A.B. degree. The 
power lies directly in the hands of our trustees. Chapter 75, 
Section 12 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts states specifically that "the trustees (of Massachusetts 
State College) may confer such appropriate degrees as they may 
determine and prescribe." 

Who can raise the argument that the A.B. degree is not appro- 
priate for M.S.C. Land-grant colleges in every other New England 
state colleges with curricula similar to our own — grant an A.B. 
degree to qualified students. Have we been singled out to exist 
forever as a museum specimen of the way things were done in "the 
good old days." 

But neither the administration nor the trustees can be expected 
to take action if student opinion remains passive. Can they be 
blamed for assuming that, in the absence of any concerted student 
action, the student body as a whole is well enough satisfied with 
things as they are? 

The change in the name of this college was secured only after 
a long fight.HIf we hope to get an A.B. degree here, we are going to 
have to fight for it. And the battle must be started right here on 

the campus. . „. , 

The Collegian, as the undergraduate newspaper, is calling for 

action on this important question. We need the cooperation of 

every M.S.C. student. 


Attention Students 

In order to show the proper 
school spirit, will all students please 
meet at the Memorial building at 
1 p.m., Saturday, to march to 
Prstt Field in a body. As thip 
hasn't been done for several years, 
the effect upon the townspeople 
and the Amherst students will be 
decidedly in our favor. The Band 
will lead the march. Please be 
prompt. Student seat? will be held 
for us. 

The Columbia Spectator, long ranked 
with The Dmly Cardinal of the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin and the Cornell 

Duily Sun as a leader of American 

collegiate journalism, will have to rely 
on 100 per cent student finane ial sup- 
port in the future. 

The Columbia Board of trustees has 

just voted to discontinue its subsidy, 
nn "activities fee" giving students 
admission to athletic contests and 
entitling them to receive copies of 

student publications without cost. 

The new financial set-up, which 
applies as well to the Columbia Jester, 
humorous publication, and The Student 
Renew, monthly literary magazine, 
will go into effect at the end of the 
academic year 1937-38. 

The persistently radical and critical 
attitude of the Spectator during the 
past four years did not influence the 
trustees, according to Dean Herbert E. 


The Band will hold its regular 
weekly rehearsal tonight, Thursday, 
at 7:30 in the Memorial building. 
There will also be a drill rehearsal 
with instruments on the football 
field at 4:30 Friday. Attendance at 
both these rehearsals is required for 
those attending the Amherst game. 

Women's Debating 

There will be a meeting of the 
Women's debating team on Tuesday, 
November 5 at 8 p.m. in the Senate 
room of the Memorial building. 

Men's Debating 

There will be a meeting of the 
Men's debating team tonight at 8 
o'clock in the Senate room of the 
Memorial building. 

Traffic Regulations 

President Baker has approved the 
following traffic regulations for the 

1. The speed limit for all cars on 
the campus is 30 miles per hour: 

2. Automobiles are not allowed to 
park on sidewalks or on roadsides 
except where specifically authorized. 

3. Overnight parking is not allowed 
on college land except by special per- 
mission of the Superintendent of 

Sigma Xi Lecture 

Dr. S. Stuart Gager, director of the 
Brooklyn Botanical Garden and popu- 
larly known as America's Greatest 
Teacher of Botany, will give an ad- 
dress on "The Greatest Scientific 
Discovery" in Bowker Auditorium on 
Thursday evening, October 31 at 
8 p.m. Faculty, students and public 

Amherst Tickets 

M.S.C. tickets must be presented 
at the main gate on Hitchcock Road 
for admission to this Saturday's game. 

the most famous people in the history 
of the country, both in the past and 
in the present, have lived here in 
Amherst. We all know of Emily 
Dickinson, Helen Hunt Jackson, Noah 
Webster, Henry Ward Beecher, and a 
score of other famous sons and daugh- 
ters of Amherst, but how many have 
visited their home, birth and burial 
places? As students we should all 
carry away the sacred memory of 
these people and feel a little more 
acquainted with them for having 
spent four years in the same town 
where their names are a byword and 
an inspiration to all Each year many 
hundreds of people come to Amherst 
to pay tribute to her notables, but to 
the students they are simply names. 
Some of their works are studied, but 
unless it is required that they visit 
Ihe spots where they were conceived, 
the majority never know where they 
are. It is the purpose then of this 
series of articles to acquaint the 
students of the Massachusetts State 
College with these historical shrines in 
Amherst and to urge and stimulate a 
desire in each one to visit these noted 
places, that to his classroom work 
may be given an idea of the simplicity 
of traditional Amherst. 

The oldest house in Amherst is the 
Old Strong House, located on Amity 
Street, next to the Jones Libraiy The 
Strong House was built in 1744 by 
Nehemiah Strong. This house for the 
next hundred years was the ancestral 
home of the Strong family who were 
one of the earlist founders of Amherst. 
During the Revolutionary War, old 
Simeon Strong, then owner of the 
mansion, was loyal to King George 
and his home was the headquarters 
of the Tory faction. Retaining his 
law practice and his respect in the 
community again after the war was 
over, Simeon Strong and his descend- 
ents continued to play an important 
role in the affairs of the town. 

It was through the efforts of the 
second son of Simeon Strong, Hezekiah 
Wright Strong, and Samuel Fowler 
Dickinson, on land granted by Rever- 
end David Parsons, that the Amherst 
Academy was founded "in order to 
produce the advantages of higher edu- 
cation for the poorer boys and girls of 
the town." This school was successful 
from the beginning. Not only did it 
provide for the poor, but in its classes 
were to be found such later famous 
persons as Mary Lyon, Emily Dickin- 
son, Helen Hunt, and the Hitchcock 
boys. From the Amherst academy, in 
fullness of time, Amheist College was 
evolved. When the "Charity Fund" 
to train young men for the ministry 
was provided, Hezekiah Wright Strong 
was among those who selected college 
hill as the proper site for the new 

As Nehemiah Strong, the second, 
died without heirs, his real estate came 
into the possession of his nephew 
John and descended to his children, 
Milton and Mary. After the death of 
Dr. Joseph Emerson, his widow, desir- 
ing to educate her children, came to 
Amherst and bought the old Strong 
house. The new owner finished off 
rooms in the attic and built the dormer 

the famous guests who have 
there. It was the playground of 
Eugene Field and his brother Roe*] 
when they attended Miss Howland'g 
private school nearby. 

Inside the house it is little chan^ 
No parallel lines are to be found 
The wooden cornices fail to meat m 
any corner. Broad window sills and 
wrought iron hinges on the doors and 
little closets are hidden throughout 
the house. The old red paint put i Jn 
when the house was built still clings 
to many of the closet shelves. The 
stairways are extremely narrow and 
winding. One bedroom on the west 
side is unchanged since the death of 
Mrs. Emerson in 1916. In the center 
of the room is a massive canopy hed, 
a mahogany "low-boy," two tahka, 
on one is a sewing basket, on the other 
the Bible and other religious boob, 
It was in Mrs. Emerson's will that 
when she died this room was to be 
kept in the same condition as when 
she left it. This has been done and 
the only time a thing is touched is to 
clean it. 

After Mrs. Emerson's death in 1916, 
at the age of ninety-nine years, the 
house was given to the Amherst 
Historical society by her two daughters 
Felicia and Laura. In this house now, 
which is daily open to the public, are 
preserved many of the articles which 
were used throughout the early days 
of developing Amherst. 

Freshman Reception 

The senior class held a reception for 
the freshman class at the Drill Hall 
Friday evening. More than one hun- 
dred and twenty-five couples were in 
attendance. Director and Mrs. R. H. 
Verbeck and Prof, and Mrs. Blondell 
were chaperons. Music was furnished 
by the Harmoneers. 


Kolony Klub will hold a dance 
Saturday, November 2, with the Lord 
Jeff serenaders furnishing the music. 

Will P. Macomber '35, was in 
Amherst over the weekend. 


Miss Agnes Tamm, a graduate of 
Stockbridge in 1930, entertained the 
sorority et her tea room, the Orchard 
Inn, in North Amherst, last week. 
Both the senior and freshman girls 
were present, as were Miss Hpmlin, 
Miss Skinner and Miss Knowlton. 


Alpha Tau Gamma will hold a dance 
November 2 with Helen Downing 
orchestra playing. Incidentally, IB* 
Downing is a student of the college 

Several aiumni were back over ' he 
weekend: Herbert Kimball, class presi- 
dent of the 1935 class, Hartwell Abbot, 
Charles Healey, and Converse Smith. 

Business Board 


interested in trying out for the 



please be at the 




Stockbridge Sports 

The S.S.A. blue and white chalked 
up another victory on Saturday a 
Arms Academy, with a scorv of 18 f> 

The cross country team heid a meet 
with Amherst College freshmen, wa- 
ning by a wide margin. Capta 
Annable and Bill Baker, both « 
Stockbridge, tied for first plac* Their 
next meet is with the Amber t J. 

On Friday, Stockbridge WH P la 
the Dalton Boy's Club, a serm-pf 
fessional team of Pittsfield. -I»> n - W 
by the Pittsfield Milk Kxch .nips 



Because the cost of replacing 
dishes and damaged sil 
Grinnell amounted to $70 

college authorities have 
that student waiters MM 
what they break. 




Soccer Event 
Friday Opens 
Town Series 

Tnc- State soccer team will inaugurate 
the Amherst weekend by meeting the 
Sahrina hooters tomorrow at 3 p.m. 
Hitchcock field, Amherst. This game 
i- first of a series of three to be 

,1 on the road. 
Tins year Amherst, State's oldest 
traditional rival, boasts of a team just 
i rung as last year's undefeated New 
Kngl and Intercollegiate Soccer League 
championship aggregation. The sca- 
■on'fl record substantiates the fact for 
(0 (lite Amherst has won two of its 
time tames played. Following a :{-l 
tit ifi at by the strong Dartmouth eleven, 
Ainlu rst subdued Tufts 3-0 and Wes- 2-1. The defeat by Dartmouth 
eaa only the second loss suffered by an 
Amherst soccer team within three 

Although eight veterans have been 

lost by graduation from the defending 

t liampions, Amherst will field the most 

balanced team on the State schedule. 

(oath March has had a wealth of 

material from which to choose, and his 

team will enter the game heads on, 

favorites. Captain Winston and May- 

nard form a sturdy veteran defense-. 

Abere rombie, Walbridge and West, all 

veterans make the halfback line. The 

forward line, left to right, consists of 

Pfeil, McCain, Neilson, Schnepel, and 

M ihoney. Goalee Weller was injured 

in tin Wesleyan game, and if unable 

to play will be replaced by Harvey. 

Though injury riddled, State will 

field a spirited aggressive team, seeking 

the second victory of the Amherst 


Tins season's tilt will mark the 
fifth game of the Amherst series. To- 
day State has won but one of these 
engagements, the 2-1 victory registered 
by the unbeaten team of 1931. How- 
mr, all the remaining games except 
one have been lost by single goals. 
In MSa State lost 1-0 and in 1934 a 
last minute goal spelled a 2-1 victory 
for the Sabiinas. Past season records, 
however, mean nothing in this classic. 

Facing Amherst for the third and 
last time and hoping for their initial 
victory will be Dutch Sweinberger and 
Capt. Jim Davidson. Other seniors 
Who will probably see action are Lew 
Gillett, Carl Dunker, and Dave Pearl- 

The probable starting lineup will 


Continued on Page 6 

Taubemen Ready for Stiff Tussle in 

Pratt Field Contest This Saturday 

Tech Blanked 
20-0 by State 
at Worcester 




Coach Taube and Nine Senior Lettermen Who Will Play Their 
Last Game Against Amherst Saturday Afternoon 


Two goals in the third period cli- 
maxed the uphill fight of the State 
soccer team in scoring a 2-1 victory 
over the Tufts hooters last Saturday 
at Alumni field. After two periods of 
rugged play in which neither team 
Continued on Page 5 

by .). F. Peck, Jr. '37 

"/ The Amherst Student 


( Al I SI II 

Soccer Captain 


Soccer: M.S.C. vs. Amherst fresh- 
men at Amherst 

Soccer: M.S.C. vs. Amherst at 

S.-il orila> • 

Football: M.S.C. vs. Amherst at 

Cross-Count ry: M.S.C. vs. Am- 
herst at Amherst 

5.00 Hockey: Alpha Lambda 
Mu vs. Phi Zeta 

5.00 Field Hockey: Sigma Beta 

Chi vs. Lambda Delta Mti 
7.15 Foot hall: Q.T.V. vs. Phi Sig- 
ma Kappa 
8.00 Soccer: Phi Lambda Tan VS. 

Sigma Phi Kpsilon 
8.45 Foot hall: Kappa Sigma vs. 

Kappa Kpsilon 
9.15 Soccer: Kappa Sigma vs. 
Kappa Kpsilon 

Soccer: M.S.C. vs. A.I.C. at 

With ail of the injured stars 
hack in the lineup for the fhst tin,,, 
this year, the- Amhe-rst football team 
plays host to Mass. Stale- Saturday on 
Pratt Field determine-d to reverse- last 
year's upset. For the- last three- games, 
the Je-ff foot hall machine- BM he-en 
clicking powerfully with Union, Re ( - 
< he-ste-r and Wesleyan going down he- 
fore the Sahrina attack. 

Opening against Colby on a rain- 
swe-pt. mud-soaked fie-ld, the Je.rdan 
coached team was stale-mated with I 
6-6 tie. The defense- was nearly air- 
tight in this game- as two long runs by 
Fmil Yadwinski late in the struggle- 
were the only pote-nt offensive, thre-ats 
made by the- Mule- all afternoon. The- 
Jeff offense-, howeve-r. became bogged 
down in the soggy field and only Win 
Scott's off-tackle- dashes and Pete- 
Pat te-ngill's sprints around the ends 
accounted for the- tally 

The next week, the Amherst de- 
fense- was at its height, and held the 
vaunted Colgate- lateral-passing attack 
te» a meage-r I L'-O victory. In the other 
period of the triple-header, a tire-d 
Amherst team allowed two St. Law- 
rence backs to get away for sixty- 
yard runs in the first four minutes of 
play. The Jaffa regained their old form 
after that, hut ee.uld not quite pene- 
trate to the Larries goal-line-, and the 
game ended 13-0. 

The Sahrina team journeyed to 
S ch enectady on the- following Saturday 
to meet I Fnion and emerged on the long 
end of a L'.'i-O score. The weakness of 
the Union team made- the Amherst 
eleven look good, hut to the careful 
observer many flaws were apparent in 
the M-ilnrs' attack especially in the 
departments of blocking and timing. 
Continued to Page 5 



Rotating the twelfth of a series of 
cross country meets with Amherst, t he- 
State harriers will face- a favored Jeff 
team ne-xl Saturday af| Mill Mill on the-ir 
Continued on I'uge B 

A strong Tattba in,- clicked La i 
Saturday on the- Worcester Tech 
Alumni Field to blank the Engineer* 20 

in the 36th content between the- two 

colleges. The- Statesmen lull, I loneel 

well in every department <>f the- fame 
t«> push acroaa three tallfc ■ i id keep 

1 hi- Crimson anil day , n their own 
territory until the last period. 

Excellent blocking by the Maroon 
and White- paved the way for two of the 
State- touchdowna. An attempted punt 
by Tech near midfleld waa blocked by 

Pe-te-rson, who collect e el the ball lor a 
run lo the Boynton Hille-r's Ihre-e- yard 

line. Stewejrtatid off tackle on In- third 

play to cross the- g.ial line- sianeling up. 
Another State- advance in the first 

quarter was atopped aa KoenJg was 
halted <>n the- opponenta three-yard 

Tin- aaoond State ■eon aleo ram* 
from a blocked punt. Early after the 

start of the see one! period Tech was 

pushed hack close- to its goal |j,„. 

Fred Rial punted offakfa on the 20 

yard stripe-. EtttOt Of the- he. me- le-ani 
picked up a couple- e»| yards and Fred 
Lehr broke through on Korolyshun's 
punt to block, recover and race arrow 

the- goal line- standing. Fre-d Kiel eon 


State- was e.n lis way to an.. I he-r si-ore- 
soon after the- hall he-gan hut .-, fumble 

on the Tech 34-yard stripe- wan ,,. 
covered by an Fngin aa i . Tech punted 
on the first down and Fred Rial was 
■topped em his own 40 yard marker 

A determined advance charactearised 

by fine- running and excellent 
hloeking saw Fran Kiel collect nine- 
yards, Tikofski bringing the Lull to the- 

Tech .'(() and add L'.t more yarels on I he 
ne-xt play. Fre-d Kiel went over e.n two 

tries and converted. 

Only „nci- did the- Kngiiieers show 
any promise during the contect. In 

the final quarter, Geermadna and he-win 
combined to c o tt e e l five- couaecutive 

first downs which brought the- Crim- 
son and Cray to the State- 21 yard 
marker. Hauck, however, look the- 

teeth out of the- Tech attack aa be in- 
tercepted an Knginee-r pane. Pal.e 
Brown was in possi-.ssie.n e,f ( h< hall 

as the- game- ended. 
The line-up: 

Ma**. Slut,. Wmnmmtm Tech. 

He-rnstein, Linden, Roaa rg 

lg, Wilson, Townsley. Liberty 
Cray, O'Brien li It Mini veil, 

Adams, Mosi-ley, Put man, re- 
le, Kushton, Sodarm, Court, Jbhnaon 

Continued on Page 4 

1 W«HW**£ 



Interfraternity Council Notes 

The following is a report of the Big 
Six Committee, composed of three ad- 
ministration and faculty members, 
representing the athletic, academics 
and scholarship departments, and 
three members of the Interfraternity 
Council, representing the eleven cam- 
pus fraternities. 

Since the fraternities voted ten to 
one against the award of the Inter- 
fraternity Cup, for the current year, 
the Committee — 

VOTED: to withdraw the Inter- 
fraternity Cup from competition after 
its award for the year 1934-35. 

VOTED: to award the Interfra- 
ternity Cup to the winner of last 
year'H competition in academics, ath- 
letics, and scholarship, said cup to be 
surrendered to the Dean at the end of 
the current academic year. 

VOTED: to allow the Interfrater- 
nity Council to award in September 
1936, for the first time, one plaque 
each for competitions in academics, 
athletics and scholarship. 

VOTED: to allow the Committee 
of Six to determine, as hitherto, the 
winners of these plaques. 

VOTED: to retain, in athletics, 
the present credit system worked out 
by Mr. Briggs. 

VOTED: to retain, in academics, 
the present credit system worked out 
by Dean Machmer. 

VOTED: to administer the follow- 
ng contests, and these contests only 
n academics: 

1. The theatricals on Dads' Day. 

2. The Interfraternity Sing. 

3. The inspection of fraternity 


4. The award of points to members 
engaged in extra-curricular 
VOTED: to retain the duties of 
administering interfraternity compe- 
titions and of adjudicating disputes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

For the administration and faculty: 
William L. Machmer, Dean 
I^iiwrence E. Briggs 
Vernon P. Helming, Secretary 

For the fraternities: 

Emil J. Koenig, Jr. 
Albert P. Richards 
Kenwood Boss 

The Scholarship lMai|iie to be 

awarded on the basis of the best 
comparative averages of the several 
fraternities over the period from 
September to June. (Whether pledges 
are to be included in this is a point 
now being decided by the individual 

The Athletic Plaque to be awarded 
on the basis of the best comparative 
record in interfraternity athletics. 
Scoring to be conducted exactly as 
last year and to be in direct charge 
of Mr. Briggs. 

The Academic* Plaque to be sub- 
divided into four distinct contests: 
The Dads' Day Theatricals 
The Interfraternity Sing 
The Inspection of Houses 

In the above three cases, low score 
wins, as in cross country. 
Extra-curricular activities point 

To be announced as soon as ap- 
proved by the fraternities. 

Mary Cawley, winner of the Inter- 
sorority tennis tournament, defeated 
Ruth Wood, winner of the annual 
tennis tournament, and is now girls' 
tennis champion. 

On Saturday, October 26, three 
carloads of W.A A. members and 
guests met for a Hallowe'en luncheon 
at their cabin on Mt. Toby, followed 
by a hike up the steep, rocky trail to 
the summit. 

Siiima Beta Chi 

A very successful and informal 
Hallowe'en party was enjoyed at 
Sigma Beta Chi last Friday night. 
A room of horrors was featured and 
among other games were played 
bobbing for apples, pinning the tail 
on the donkey, and reaching for 
doughnuts. Chaperons were Lt. Col. 
and Mrs. Applington, and Dr. and 
Mrs. Fraker. 

Sigma Beta Chi announces a new 
pledge, Betty Gaskell '38. 

Alpha Lambda Mil 

The weekly tea held in the Abbey 
Wednesday, was sponsored by Alpha 
Lambda Mu. 

Lambda Delta Mu 

An Amherst Coffee dance will be 
held at Lambda Delta Mu after the 
game Saturday afternoon, from 5 to 
6 p.m. 


Photographs of early California 
architecture are now on exhibition at 
Wilder Hall and will remain there, 
open to the public ever day (Sunday 
excepted for the next two weeks. This 
unique and interesting collection of 
architectural photographs was received 
and put on exhibition by Dr. Frank A. 

The photographs were made in the 
"Mother Lode Country" by Roger 
Sturtevant of San Francisco and are a 
striking record of the fast-vanishing 
environment in which the Forty-niner« 
lived their hard but glamorous lives. 
These early settlers of course carried 
their ideas of architecture from the 
east, and it is most interesting to see 
how the various traditions of different 
sections met and blended under new 
conditions. Some show distinct New 
England influence, others southern 
plantation memories. 

The use of different building ma- 
terials is also most striking. Lumber 
was of course plentiful and cheap, but 
brick and stone were also used. Some 
of the buildings were pretentious and 
grandiose for their day; others were 
very simple, even crude. Everyone has 
been thrilled more or less by the ro- 
mance of early California. Here is an 
opportunity to study some of the most 
authentic documents of that period. 



In gay tweeds trimmed with dull 
and patent leather. 

Red - Rhick - Green - Wine - Beige 


in Colors for Fall and Winter. 

Leather, Wool, Silk and Velvet 

60c and $1.00 

Miss Cutler's Gift Shop 

For your convenience ihe 


is located in the North Dormitoiv 
Across from Book Store 

IMii Zeta 

The annu 1 Alumnae Luncheon 
will be held at the sorority house on 
Saturday, Nov. 2, at 12:15... The 
annual meeting will be held after the 
Amherst game, at which time election 
of officers will take place 


College Writing Supplies 

Light lunches at our Soda Fountain 

North College First Floor 

John Deacon's Shop 

On the Square 


Lowest Prices in Town 
Also Smokers' Needs 

Sigma Iota 

Sigma Iota is making plans for its 
tea to be held in the Abbey Center on 
Wednesday. Nov. 20. at 4 p.m. This 
is one of the teas given under the 
auspices of the W.S.C.A. Beatrice 
Waxier '37 and Ruth Blassberg '37, 
are in charge of this tea. 

Anne Bernstein '35, former presi- 
dent of Sigma Iota, w?s visiting friends 
on campus recently. 


Optometrist and Optician 

51 Pleasant Street 

Eyes Tested - Prescription* Filled 

Drop in and see RILL and A I. 

And have a steak — or perhaps just 
a sandwich and coffee at 

Deady's Diner 

Draught Beer at Diner Number One 

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Continued from Page 3 
Sturtevant, Fred Riel, Brown qb 

qb, Germain, Webster 
Stewart, Fran Riel, Filipkowski, lhb 

rhb, Elliott, Fine 
Allen, Peckham, rhb lhb, Webster, 

Koenig, Murphy, Tikofski, fb 

fb, Fawley, Lewin, Jackson 
Lapham, Lehr, Hauck, le re, Johnson, 

Peterson, O'Brien, lt rt, Young, Leach 

Sievers, Gricius, Sievers, Roburg, lg 

rg, Liberty, Toubman, Wilson 
Rossiter, Collins, c, c, Stone 

Score-Mass State 20, Worcester 
Tech 0. Touchdowns-Stewart, Lehr, 
Fred Riel. Points after touchdowns 
Fred Reil. Referee, J. P. Haughey 
(Pawtucket). Umpire, R. D. Roberts, 
(Fitchburg). Linesmen, E. W Bowler, 
(Springfield.) Time-15 minute periods. 


Continued from Page 1 
pianist will appear. Last year she 
presented a program of dances in 
North Adams. 


The Home Economics Clul f 
Massachusetts State College , i vr . 
tained the Home Economics Cluls f 
the State at a meeting, last Saturday, 
October 26. 

Dr. Helen Mitchell, research pro- 
fessor of home economics addr. M . ( j 
the morning meeting, presenting a 
nutritionist's impression. She was 
delegate this last summer at the annual 
physiological congress held at Lenin- 
grad and Moscow. There is very little 
cooking done in the homes, as food is 
scarce and the people are forced to cat 
us economically as possible. Must of 
the meals are served in comn; unity 
dining halls. Factories and ■chook 
likewise have their own dining lulls. 
By feeding the population in this 
manner, the people of Russia recent 
very nourishing meals. Dr. Mit< hell 
was especially impressed by the rial- 
dren of Russia who are veiy well 
nourished and happy. 

At noon a luncheon was held at the 
Farley 4-H House, at which time Miss 
Edna L. Skinner, dean of women at 
Massachusetts State College gave the 
welcome. In the afternoon a tea was 
served at the Homestead. The wait- 
resses were all in old-fashioned cost time. 
After the luncheon, Miss Barbara 
Knapp of Framingham College told 
of her trip, to the National Home 
Economics Conference held in Chicago, 
last summer. Miss Knapp was sent 
as a delegate by the combined home- 
economic clubs of the State. 

Mrs. Sara Coolidge, assistant pro- 
fessor of home economics was assisted 
by the following students: Marion 
Jones '36, Elizabeth Low '36, Catherine 
O'Brien '36, Ruth Wood '37, Bhn 
Britton '36, Elizabeth Hager '36, and 
Dorothy Corcoran '36. 

The committee which selected the 
artists to appear included Profeeeor 
Goding, Mr. Stratton, and Myles 
Boy Ian '36 from M.S.C. 

Concerts to be presented in Spring 
field in the Civic Auditorium at 8 30 
are: Nov. 12, the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra; Dec. 13, Lotte Lehman, 
soprano; Jan. 14, Myra Hess, pianist; 
Mar. 13, Nino Martini, tenor, and 
Rose Bampton, contralto. 

In Pittsfield at the High School 
Auditorium at 8.30, three program* 
will be presented: Dec. 2, Ouiomar 
No vacs, Brazilian pianist; Jan ft 
Jooss European BaUet; Feb. l-\ W* 
ard Crooks, tenor. 

In North Adams at Drury High 
School at 8.30, these artists will 
appear: Nov. 13, Myrtle Leonard, 
contralto; Dec. 5, Kneisel, Alden, 
Turner Trio; Jan 29, The Russian 
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Tests Dec. 6 

The Medical Aptitude Tests as 
a dr. mistered during the past five years 
|,s the Committee of the Association of 
m Medical Colleges, have been 
„, |, iiuled for December 6, 1935. All 
Itudentf desiring to fake the tests are 
pqt b <1 to report to Professor Click 
by \<»vomber 10. The test requires 
;,(.[! .ximately one hour and a half for 
gi\ ing and will begin at 3 o'clock on the 
a fi, moon of December 6th. 

Last year, at M.S.C. twenty-six 
studi nts took the test. Out of 617 
colleges, 10,569 students took the 
tajfe, which were used by 90'; of the 
approved medical schools of the United 
State! as a factor in the selection of 
their students. According to the 
medical schools, these have proved 
very helpful. 

A fee of one dollar from each appli- 
cant is required to defray the expenses 
of the committee. The attention of all 
applicants should be called to the fact 
that the test is now one of the normal 
requirements for admission to a medical 
school, and that if they plan to enter a 
medical school in 1936 they should 
arrange to take the test on the date 
indicated above. It is necessary that 
all premedical requirements be com- 
pleted at the time the test is taken if 
the requirements will be completed in 
time for entrance to medical school 
in the fall of 1936. For obvious reasons, 
the test can be given only once a year. 






November 5 

Kappa Epsilon 7.10 P.M 

Alpha Gamma Rho 7.30 P.M 

Lambda Chi Alpha 7.50 P.M, 

ThetaChi 8.10 P.M. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 8.30 P.M. 

Alpha Sigma Phi 8.50 P.M. 

November 6 

Kappa Sigma 7.00 P.M. 

I'hi Sigma Kappa 7.20 P.M. 

Q-T v 7.40 P.M. 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 8.00 P.M. 

Phi lambda Tau 8.20 P.M. 

Theta Kappa Gamma 8.40 P.M. 


November 7 
I Academic Activities 

Board 7.00 P.M. 

Inin. Staff 7.20 P.M. 

Massachusetts Collegian 7.40 P.M. 
Adelphia g.oo P.M. 

The Senate 8.15 P.M. 

Women's Student Gov'c. 

\ Modatfaa 8.30 P.M. 

The I nit ed Religious 

Council 8.45 P.M. 

H rt show Committee 9.00 P.M. 

November 14 

Interfraternity Council 7.00 P.M. 

Intersurority Council 7.30 P.M. 

Maroon Key 8.00 P.M. 

Informal Committee 8.20 P.M. 

taint: Clab 8.40 P.M. 

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Continued from Page 3 
opponent's course. Of the eleven rat m 
with Amherst since 1922, the Derby- 
men have lost four and have emerged 
victorious from seven encounters. 

Last year's undefeated cross country 
ream found little opposition in the 
Jeffmen and suc-eeded in trouncing 
them on the home course with a per- 
feet score of 15-48. In last years meet 
the Statesmen were not greatly pressed 
by the Jeffmen, and the race was 
featured by a quintuple tie in which 
Stepat, Murray, Proctor, Gillette, and 
Bishop crossed the line together. In 
1926 when State again had an unde- 
feated season the Amherst meet again 
resulted in a perfect score for State 
This year however the Amherst hill 
dalers seem to have the upper hand. 
Amherst enters the contest next 
Saturday with three meets behind 
them. In their opener with the Coast 
Guard Academy away from home the 
Sabnna harriers gained a tie with the 
Guardsmen. In this race, Jim Cow- 
ing, star of last year's freshmen, placed 
first. He was followed by Stewart and 
Twitchell who placed second and fourth 
respectively. The score in this New 
London meet was 29-29. Following 
this Coach Lumley's men bowed to 
Tufts in a close meet which resulted 
in a 26-29 win for Tufts. This loss also 
saw Cowing of Amherst crossing the 
line first, ahead of Starr, Tuft's be«t 
man, and Twitchell of Amherst taking 
third place, being nosed out of second 
at the end of the course. It is from this 
meet that comparative scoring can be 
used to best advantage. Inasmuch as 
both the teams contending next Satur- 
day have been defeated by the Med- 
ford men, the results may indicate 
their relative strengths. Since State 
in its opening cross country meet of the 
season received a 22-33 let down from 
the Jumbos, and Amherst was beaten 
by so close a score as 26-29, the Jeff- 
men seem to have some advantage 
over their town rivals. Last Saturday 
the Amherst runners scored a victory 
over Vermont garnering 26 points to 
their rivals 29. Once again, Gowing, 
who has been undefeated so far this 
season led the course, this time along- 
side Twitchell who tied with the Sopho- 
more for first place. Stewart the Am- 
herst star quarter miler, was the next 
man in for the Sabrinas, arriving sixth. 
These three men, Gowing, Twitchell, 
and Stewart, constitute the main 
Amherst threat for the Maroon and 
White harriers next Saturday. 

The State team will have on it 
Proctor, Gillette, Nejame, Sampson, 
and Villaume, the first five men in the 
W.P.I, meet, and the first two men in 
the junior varisty meet of last Tuesday. 
The Amherst-State Cross Country 


1926 15 50 

1927 no meet 

1928 27-52 


no meet 

18 IK 




After defeating Worcester Tech with 
a perfect score of 49-15, the Brat* 
cross country team returned to Am- 
herst last Saturday with its third 
victory of the sea«on. This is the worst 
setback has received at I lie 
hands of the Statesmen since 1926, 
when they were defeated 50-15. Last 
Saturday's encounter marked the tenth 
9tet« victory over the Engineers in 
the series of thirteen meetings. 

The perfect score was realized when 
five of the Derby men came in before 
Patch, first man for Worcester. The 
race was featured by three ties within 
the Mass. State team. The race was 
won by Proctor and Gillette who tied 
for first place in 21 minutes 29 2-5 
seconds. Then tied for third place came 
Nejame and Sampson. Villaume and 
Whitney taking fifth and sixth positions 
in the race as well as on the State team, 
crossed the line next and were followed 
by Worcester's fiist man Patch. Rob- 
erts of State and Lancaster of Tech 
were next to come in securing eighth 
and ninth places respectively. The 
last tie on the State team was between 
Dave Beaumont and Little who took 
tenth place. 

Noticeable in this meet was the 
exhibition of the sophomores on the 
team, who seem to have greatly im- 
proved since the beginning of the sea- 
son. Whitney's sprint to take sixth 
place and thus cross the line before 
Patch of Worcester was creditable. 
The summary: 

Won by Proctor and Gillette S ; 
tied for third, Nejame and Sampson 
(S); 5th Villaume (S); 6th Whitney 
(S); 7th Patch (W); 8th Roberts (S), 
9th Lancaster (W); 10th tie between 
D. Beaumont and Little; 12th Stand- 
berg (W); 13th Abel (W); 14th Houser 


Continual from Puue 8 
The week before last, at Rochester, 
Amherst was decisively outplayed in 
Ihe lirst half, but several gallant goal- 
line stands staved of Rochester scores. 
The next half, the Jeffs reversed their 
form and off-tackle smashes by Hill 
Robot! counted for iwo scores and 
the game ended 12-0. 

Last Saturday, the Jeffs were again 
outplayed badly in the first half this 
time by a spirited Wesleyan team which 
bewildered the home club with a 
lateral passing attack which gained 
sixty yards in three plays. Just as in 
the previous game, however, the 
Sabrinas came back strong in the 
second half and the exhaust cd Car- 
dinals saw four Amherst touchdowns. 
Elvin Wan/o, speedy sophomore half- 
back flashed a warning to State as he 
contributed a numbei of 
runs and counted for two of the Am- 
herst tallies. Al Snowball, plunging 
fullback of the Purple, plunged through 
guard for twenty yards and another 
score, while the final tally was account- 
ed for by Tony O'Donnell. 

The probable line-up for the State 
encounter: at right-end, Dick Forman; 
right tackle, Fenn; right guard, Flem- 
ing; center, Kennedy; left guard. 
Lamb; left tackle, Burrows; left end, 
Coey; quarterback, Pagnotta; left 
halfback, Pattengill; right halfback, 
Wanzo; fuhback, Snowball 


(State score first.) 

1922 25-32 1929 38-23 

1923 31-24 1930 42-16 

1924 25-34 1931 36-21 

1925 23-38 1932 18-37 

Although the new outdoor basket- 
ball court was originally requested 
because of the early opening date of 
the varisty basketball schedule, it 
has finally been erected for two other 
purposes. Since the varisty schedule 
opens before Christmas this year the 
squad will have to start practicing 
before the floor in the cage is laid down. 
The Physical Education department 
also hopes, however, that this outdoor 
court will be another source of recrea- 
tion on the campus. Its early populari- 
ty has already proved this hope well 
founded. It was also hoped that those 
men on the basketball team who are 
not out for some fall sport would use 
the court as a means of early season 
conditioning. In this way the basket- 
ball team should be able to get away 
to a fast and early start. 


2-1 WIN OVER Tens 

Continued from Page 3 
could make much headway the States- 
men launched a fierce third period 
attack to score two goals in rapid 
succession and overcome a shortlived 
Tufts lead. 

Again Coach Hriggs was forced, due 
to the large injury lint to Bhift the 
players in new positions. Hodder 
started at goal. Lew Gillett and Vin 
Couper were the fullbacks. Joe Ken- 
nedy was switched from the forward 
line to team with Don Osely and Bob 
Osely at half. The forward line consist- 
ed of Bob Bieber, Red Davidson, Don 
Haselhuhn, Dutch Sweinherger, and 
Ray Conway. 

Both teams struggled the tirst two 
periods for scoring opportunities but 
neither team could ( -apiiili/.e. 

b the third period both teams put 
M the pressure to do all the soring. 
After twelve minutes of p|„ v ('apt 
Ed l-ewis of Tufts (allied the tirst goal 
on a solo play. State then started to 
"eriously threaten. Within live min- 
utes Don Haley scored Ihe tvintf goal 
With a minute of afcy |,.f( Jj m David- 
son mad, acurately from midfield high 
in the net for the winning tally. 

The summaries: 

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taking the football game 33-20 and 
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Continued from Page 1 
football was "like Dempsey and 
Tunney getting into a ring." He has 
watched with approval the growth of 
the co-ed population since 1906: "That 
was when (he College began to ex- 

Students were very aetive in the 
early days of the century. On one 
occasion they removed the stairs from 
North College. Again, they broke the 
conventional classroom lethargy by 
throwing over-ripe fruit at an un- 
IM.pular instructor. A split developed 
between the oldsters and youngsters on 
the faculty who respectively opposed 
and condoned the actions of the im- 
petuous students. As the breach 
widened, the students were suspended: 
they were permitted to return only 
upon the sanction of Gov. Douglas 
six weeks later. 

Mike chuckled as he told the fol- 
lowing story: "There was a classroom 
in the drill hall over the armory. The 
boys broke the doorloek, and 1 had to 
get a ladder, climb up. and open the 
door from the inside. The instructor 
made the boys stand up during the 
next class bour. The following day tht 
instructor ope ned his room and found 
every movable p ie c e of furniture gone- 
Two days later the cbairs and desks 
were found on the island in College 

But tin- highlight of Mike's career 
came when he averted what threatened 
to become an international crisis. 
As Mike aptly describes the affair: 
"Alxmt :58 yean ago the Chinese 
ambassador to the U.S. was a guest of 
Pint*. GoodeU's, who was a cohere 

classmate of his at Arr.herst. At that 
time about three or four hundred 

Chinamen were holding a convention 

and u.vng the campus as their head- 
quarters. I nailed up two Chinese 
flags on the south side of the Chapel 
belfry for them. A week later the 
flags disappeared. 

"Where did they go? Nobody knew 
but Mike. The State detectives came 
down. Then the l.t. Gov. came down. 
They asked me about the flags, but 
I told them that 1 had been U>0 busy to 
watch. Somebody called Gov. Douglas 
and asked him what right the Chinese 
had to put up their flags while the 
American flag was downstairs in the 

"Then the flags were found in a 
cranny of the topmost peak in South 
College. Two of the lx>ys had hidden 
them there. I nailed the two flags on 
the belfry again, but this time I put 
the American flag on top." 

Mike has no definite plans for the 
future. He has a fine wife, a good home, 
and a pension. He has four Stock- 
bridge boys rooming in his house. 
But he is not leaving the college entire- 
ly. "I'll be around," he says. 



Continued from Page 1 
Kappa Sigma: informal; Professor 
and Mrs. Glat filter, chaperons; decor- 
ations undecided; Web Maxon'a or- 
chestra from Springfield. 

Lambda Chi Alpha: informal: Mr. 
and Mrs. Marstoii. and Mr. and Mrs. 
Eiacmnenger, chaperons; decorations 
undecided; Ned Barry \ orchestia from 


Q.T.V.: informal; Mr. and Mrs. 

Caldwell, and Mr and Mrs. Parrott, 
chaperons; decorations undecided; 
Blue M'azers from Springfield. 

Sigma Phi ftpsilon: informal; Mr. 
and Mrs. Warfel, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Emory, chaperons; decorations un- 
decided; Hill Tatro's orchestra from the 
Hotel Mantauk, Holyoke. 

Theta Chi: optional; Major and Mrs. 
Wat kins, and others to be announced, 
chaperons; decorations in Frankie and 
Johnny motif; Johnny Green's Music 
Weavers from Worcester. 

Phi Sigma Kappa: formal; Professor 
and Mrs. Smart, and Dr. and Mrs. 
Radeliffe, chaperons; decorations in 
football motif; Dick Minot's orchestra 
from Greenfield. 

Phi Lambda Tau: informal; Prof, 
and Mrs. Neat and Professor and Mrs. 
DeSilva. A Springfield orchestra has 
been engaged and decorations will be 

State vs. Amherst 

Wlmt They Bay 

George: "State will win." 

Chief of Police Graves: "I don't get 

much time for football games." 
Professor Armstrong: "I'll bet on 

Dr. Rom: "If either team feels cer- 
tain that they will win, I'll bet on 

the other team." 
Nap: "We've got e very good chance 

to win." 
Mr. Sarris: "Why not add this space 

to my ad, - Amherst." 
Bishop: "1 won't talk." 
Fire Chief: "No siree, I'm absolutely 

Tom: "It's a toss-up." 



Continued from Page 3 

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Continued from Page 1 
his life as a libr .n. After receiving 
his B.S. from 1 ■ .uty in 1911, be was 
assistant librarian of Amherst College 
from 1912 to 1917. From 1917 to 
1922, he was assistant librarian of the 
Lynn public library. After joining the 
staff of the Providence public library 
as assistant librarian in 1922. he be- 
came successively associate librarian 
in 19 28. and librarian in HWO. Since 
1928 he has been a lecturer at Sim- 
mons College. Mr. Sherman is a 
member of Delta Kappa Kpsilon. 
Joseph L. Hills, who will ■peak on 

Goodell. was one of the sixteen mem- 
bers of the class of 1881 at M.A.C. 
As an undergraduate, he was vice- 

president of his class, president of the 
Washington Irving literary society, 
and winner of the silver Farnsworth 
rhetorical medal. After receiving his 
B.S in 1881, he spent the next three 
years at M.AC, as assistant chemist 
in the Experiment Station, and as a 
post -graduate student at the college. 

In 18 ( >;{. he was made professor of 
agronomy at the University of Ver- 
mont, and has been dean of the 
College of Agriculture there since 1898. 
' He is ■ member Of Kappa Sigma, 
Alpha Zeta, and Phi Kappa Phi. 

At Goodell Library at 2:90 in the 
afternoon, further exercises will be 
held. Students will not he excused 
from classes to attend. 

As their second road rivals the State 
soccermen will meet American Inter- 
national College at Springfield next 
Wednesday afternoon. The season 
record shows that the Internal i 
beaten ('lark, 2-1, and have lust to 
Syracuse 8-2. However, at best the 
Springfield team is just med i ocre and 

State will enter the favorite. 

Handicapped with lack of material, 
student coach Sibley has done his bed 
to get a good team on the field. How- 
ever, the Springfield team not only 
lacks an adequate practice field but 
also play tlvir games on an open park, 

The Yellowjacket game will 
Coach Briggs an opportunity to tea 
his reserve strength. The itiff schedule 
has not given a chance lor many 
substitutions. To date, the Amherst 
game excluded. State has won two and 
lost two games. 


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Vol. xi vi 



Game at 
Boston Sat. 


No. 7 

New Attendance Record Set 

As 14,486 Attend Hort. Show 

OM House IMnced in Natural Kural 
letting. Feature Exhibit 

of SltOH- 

The twenty -seventh annual Horti- 
cultural Show held in the Cage of the 
|'li> rical Education Building last week- 
end, attracted 14,486 people to the 
, tjnpus. The show was decidedly rural 
in mot ive, the terminal feature being an 
old house at the end of a winding, 
country lane; the house was brought 
from (Greenwich Village, and the whole 
arrangement of the show, in keeping 
with the main feature, was rural. The 
terminal features of the minor axes 
were designed by students in the usual 
ten-foot plots. Among the student 
exhibits were Garden Well, designed by 
Adin A. Hixon, '36, and Garden Term- 
inus designed by Dave Taylor '36. 

The individual exhibits were in 
ping, with the general informal, 
ru^tu. autmnal theme. 

Of the crowd that attended the 
■how, it is estimated that on Sunday 
then were on the average of fifteen 
hundred cars on the campus at one 
tun. I -"ive hundred were on the field 
ftaXM from the Physical Education 
Building one hundred on the military 
: two hundred parked along the 
rosd during the peak hours. For three 
boura in the afternoon there was a 
( itreSttl of cars entering the 
ipoa and leaving it, with all the 
lurking spaces being taken as soon as 
Ihej were available. It is also stated 
thai there were at least three persons 
in earh car. In spite of the great 
throngs of people at the show, every- 
thing wen! off smoothly; there was no 
traffic contusion or congestion. 

The exact attendance for each day 

u follows: 

Continued to Page 2 

Senate Appoints A.B. 
Degree Committee 

Announcement was made today of 
the appointment of a student com- 
mittee to work with the alumni of 
the College in an effort to secure the 
A.B. degree. 

The committee is made up of three 
seniors and five juniors as follows: 
Calvin Hannum '.«>, chairman; Doro- 
thy Nurmi '36, Shirley Gale '37, Lu- 
cille Monroe *37, Henry Moss '37, 
James Ryan '37, and Carl Swanson '37! 

The committee has met with the 
board of directors of the alumni 
organization and it is expected that 
active alumni support of an A.B. 
degree campaign will be forthcoming. 

The activity of the committee at 
the present time consists of attempts 
to secure an accurate estimate of 
student feeling on the ..uestion as 
well as obtaining from alumni in- 
formation regarding the expected value 
of a possible institution of the degree. 

11mm will he no cleanse this 

Saturday, according to an 
amioiiiit-fiiieiil ninth' by the 
lean's office. 

Meeting of Newman 
Club November 17 

On Sunday, November 17, the New- 
man Club will sponsor the first com- 
munion breakfast of the year. As in 
the past, the breakfast will he given 
in the parish hall after the nine o'clock 
Mass. The speaker will he a well 
known clergyman of Massachusetts 
The committee in charge of the break- 
fast is headed by Anna Flynn '36, who 
will be assisted by Florence M. Saulnier 
'36, and Patsy McMahon '37. Ad- 
mission to the breakfast will be twenty- 
five cents. 


Bj this time, many of the Freshmen 
htve noticed the shell hanging in the 
Drill Hal!, hut how many of them know 
the story that it holds in its rotting 
boards? .Twas way back in '71 that the 
National College Rowing Association 
Wd it- first Regatta, choosing for the 
■k Inghside on the Connecticut 
ftetl Springfield. 

and Brown Universities 

the contestants of the Amherst 

nners" as the newspaper termed 

Parting time approached, 

1 »ellmg found Harvard selling for 

Brown for twelve, and "Aggie" 

nothing. Practically every - 

' the Aggie student body 

I 'lie race to Harvard and 

1 1 was to be a race between 

,"■ i hoots with the bovs from 

r hehind. The Aggie crew 

i hired (Stroke), 149; F. M. 
N,mer- l52; G . „ A1 , en> 150 . H g 

^npsor, i i 9; A . D Norcross, 138; 

•nard (bow) 141, a group 

•>ut ten days of training 


ttcn worse for the young 

is '*. Brown drew the inside 

ard second, and Amherst 

nd poorest position. Hut. 

frag goes, "The last will 

''e first last." At the 

CO," the Aggie boys 

d it, and their oars cut 

sd of the Universities 

Yonder." Immediately, 

i Brown began to lag 

I «n<i fa, 

I h eacn other, while the 
PI forging ahead faster 

■ deadly pace. On the 
tream the women waved 

© 1935. Liccrrr & Mvrns Tobacco 

their handkerchiefs daintily, while th e 
boys threw their maroon and white 
caps into the air. To make matters 
', complete, the Aggie "boatmen" wore 
Phrygian caps. For the first time in 
years, the professors forgot their 
rheumatism and cheered with their 

By this time, the first crew was com- 
ing around the bend, and approaching 
the finish line. For some reason or 
other, the Harvard spectators mistook 
our brawny, muscle bound athletes for 
their kind, and gave a tremendous 
shout which turned to a groan when on 
second look they found that the 
"Farmers" were in the lead. Far be- 
hind trailed Harvard with Brown a 
poor third. And now comes the heart- 
breaking mistake that took place 
among the judges. In subtracting 
7.05.31 from 7.22.18, they forgot 
that they had borrowed one from the 
22 and hence made an error of one 
minute in the time. This forgetting | 
after borrowing seems to have endured 
to the present day. At any rate, after 
numerous appologies in the local 
papers for the mistake, it was found 
the Aggies had set a new reocrd for the j 
course. If you want to find what the; 
new record is. try subtracting, but 
remember to bring back that which 
yon borrow. 

And so the Amherst hoys went ba( k 
to Commencement aftt r showing Har- 
vard and Brown, who are reput d to be 
real seamen, especially the Harvard 
boys, who practically live in the water, 
that they rule both the soil and the 


Popular It.uharv Coast Orchestra 
To Play at Firnt Formal 

I ►aiu-e of Snisoii 

Cadet Lieutenant Norvin Lauben- 
stein announced today that the Bar- 
bary Coast orchestra of Dartmouth 
College will furnish the music for the 
annual Military Ball, which will be 
held this year on Dec. 7. The orches- 
tra has never made an appearance 
here at the college, but its reputation 
on other nearby campuses warrants 
the unquestioned approval of our 
entire student body. 

The popular Barhary Coast orches- 
tra is composed often musicians. Two 
weeks ago they played at Mount 
Holyokc's Uamarada Pence, where 
they were more than graciously re 
ceived. During the past season they 
traveled over twenty thousand miles, 
and met engagements at many of the 
foremost college* of the east, including 
Colby. VVesleyan, Colgate. Amherst, 
Skidmore Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, 
Bates, Williams, Brown and Columbia summer the orchestra was em- 
ployed on board the Holland-Ameri- 
can liner, the S. 8. Volendam, which 
made a fifty-four day Mediterranean- 
Cttntitiucd to Page 4 

j Afternoon Dedication Exercises 

To be Held at Goodell Library 

Clarence Sherman and Joseph L. Hills Speak- 
ers at Special Morning Convocation held 
as Part of Dedication Program 

Alumnus to Speak 
At Convoc. Nov. 14 

Mr. Abraham Krasker, an instructor 
in visual education at Boston Univer- 
sity, will give an illustrated lecture on 
this subject at convocation on Nov. 
14. Mr. Krasker is an alumnus of this 
college, having been graduated with 
the class of 1922. He majored in 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Krasker 
was active in foot hall, baseball, and 
hockey, and was bugler during his 
military training years. Since gradu- 
ation, he has taught at the Essex i 
County Agricultural School, Quiney I 
High School, and has been director of 
a summer camp in Fryeburg, Maine. 

-A*a*0£*T /gun 

3*5 /c. B.tyoop 

"We pay tribute today to one of the 
immortals of this college." 

With these words Joseph I,. Mills 
'81, speaking of "(Joodell I Knew 
Him," this morning opened the exer- 
cises at the dedication of (Joodell 
Library. He was followed by Clarence 
K. Sherman, librarian of the Public 
Library of Providence-, R.I., who dis- 
cussed "The College Man Looks at 
Books and Libraries." 

Exercises will be completed at 
(Joodell Library this afternoon at 2..'10 

when the following program will be 

"What This Means to Students" 

John L. McConchie, President of 
Student Senate; "( Joodell Library, an 
Appropriate Name" Charles 0, 
Plumb 'H2, Professor Emeritus of 
Ohio State University; "Expansion 
in Three Dimensions — Clarence E| 
Sherman; "A Heal Want Supplied" — 
Philip P. Whit more 15, Chairman of 
Trustee Committee on Buildings and 
Continued to Page 5 


Thursday. Nov. 7 
2.,'W) p.m. Library Dedication E 
( ioodetl l.ihrary 
\ p.m. CalUfian Buancti Board Com- 1 
7.00 p.m. Armistice Day, Boarfcerj 
i 7.30 p.m. CriUgiaM Editorial H<>:inl Conine- 1 
7 ..'{0 p.m. M,in<i Rehearsal, Memorial HMk. ! 

R.00 p.m. Men and Women'i Glee ' tub, 

Room i I i Bux kbri ' 
v*i p.m Men's Debating, Senate Room. 

Friday, Nov h 

I :v> ji.iii. Band Drifl Rehearaal, Football 

Saturday, \o\ ') 

No Ctaaa 

Monday. No\ . II 

I la . 
Tuesday. Nov. 12 

7.00 p.m. History-Sociology Club Sm Sem 

Women - Deb i'< Koorn. 

NY V V, 
Wednesday. Nov. l.\ 

S.00 p.m. OrcrK tii and Leads Rebcaraai, 
Me mo r ia l Building. 
Thursday, Nov. 14 

11.00 p.m, Convo. .uion. 


Kven at so early a date the famous 
banana diet is hearing fruit. Decreases 
in the weights of the dieting students is 
heralded with glee. However, not only 
is the diet accomplishing its great pur- 
pose, hut has also pro d u c ed something 
of value to the artistic world. After 
consumning bananas for two weeks, 
literary genius, stimulated by the 
yellow fruit, burned, and here ;ire two 
of the resulting gems. 


The banana are a lovely fruit 
In fact, it are a perfect beaut. 
Its yellow makes my heart to glow 
And also makes my stomach blow, 
When starved I am for lack of food 
And on a juicy steak I brood 

Or perhaps upon s lovely choj, 

Prom a nearby butcher shop 
And then it doth occur to me 
How lovely a lar^e pie can l>< 
But still upon my plate is set 
'There's nothing else we ever get; 
A lovely golden yellow curve. 
They surely have a lot of nerve! 
And then I smile between my berps 
And mutUr: "Oh you silly twerps 
The banana are a lovely fruit 
Kat it so you'll be a beaut!" 

hMpbud by llfiniiiiiiH 

Bananas are a lovely fruit, 

I'm sure you will agree. 

I'm telling you they sure are good, 
dust see what ha p pened to me! 

I was a strapping college stude, 
A men; half acre of health. 
'My figure was by all tabooed, 
Tho' 'twas my only wealth. 
One day a Mrs. Cook had sent 
For me, and others, on the quiet. 
And asked us if we would consent 
To go on ■ hanaria diet. 
Alas, alack, we poor plump simps 
Said aye, and so began-* 

To change ourselves from baby blimps 

Arid consume four hundred bananas. 

We've eaten them whole, 

We've eaten them sliced, 

We've had them in bowls, 

I bet they're swell rired' 

We've eaten them baked, 

They're lovely in salads 

Our tummies have ached 
That's the cause of this ballad 
The moral is, if you are stout 
And wish a sylph like figure, 
Have sense, my dear, don't be a lout 
Just think, you could be bigger! 

Signed — Bananymous 

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To Every Student at Massachusetts 

State College 

it villi* an 

We «r«" asking every student Jit M.S.C. to rend the 
communication nndju'ive it serious consideration. Mr. 
« I1.1ir111.111 of tin" Student Curriculum Committee, wns ill nil cv< -elleilf 
position to know'the'jittitude of tin- student ImmI>- toward the A. II. 
degree. Since graduation, lie Ims had further opportunity to discover 
how tin- granting of an A.B. degree would aid M.S.C. 

To the Editor of the Collegia*: 

Nearly two years have passed since 
President Baker appointed both a 
faculty Jtnd a student committee to 
study the curriculum. It was my 
privilege to ;tct as member and secre- 
tary of the sludent committee. Our 
report was submitnd in June, 19114; 
"ihe rest is silence." The reports ot faculty and student committee 
were, however, made available, in 
mimeographed form, to the student 
hotly, and to all interested parties. 
Apparently no one was interested. 

work in this subject matter. Yet, 
never have we come forth to recog- 
nize this as a division of the College. 
The student alone suffers under sueh a 
policy. Italics mine.) We feel that 
the work of this division should be 
brought up to the standard of the 
others and that the A.B. degree 
should be offered if it takes that much 
to enable students majoring therein 
to compete successfully with graduates 
of other colleges." 

Significant in relation to the above 
quotation is the statement on page 12 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

I was delighted to read Mr. Bern- 
ard's communication which appeared 
in the Agora on October 17. I am glad 
to see that you, as editor of the college 
paper, think that the college should 
grant the B.A. degree. As a member 
of the present senior class and a major 
in the Department of Languages and 
Literature, I am in favor of the grant- 
ing of the arts degree. It seems to me 
that the college has nothing to lose and 
much to gain by adding this degree to 
those which the college already awards. 
We hear constantly that the college is 
growing and that certain things are 
being done to foster that growth; yet 
the powers that be fail to make a move 
which will increase the prestige of this 
college a hundredfold and will be of 
great help to the students who take 
their major work in other than depart- 
ments of science. 

Since the college does exist pri- 
marily for the student of moderate 
means, I think that great harm and 
injustice is being done the student who 
majors on the arts and receives a B.S. 
degree. The departments of the Social 
Science Division give excellent train- 
ing, yet the school does not teceive just 
credit for offering that training; the 
majority of the people assume that the 
college is a scientific one, and hence, 
must be weak in the social sciences. The 
granting of the A.B. degree would in- 
crease the prestige of the college and of 
its graduates and would then make the 
college a true instrument of service 
to the people of Massachusetts. 

I am making this plea in my own be- 
half and in behalf of the other seniors 
who are social science majors: Give us 
the A.B. degree and an even chance to 
make our four years here be of value to 
us in the world outside! 



"It is about time that MMM 
attempt be made to institute a 
series of events which will leatl to 
our receiving a degree which 
ought to receive." 


To the Editor of the Collegian: 

It was most heartening to see your 
stirring editorial on the A.B. degree 
in last week's Collegian. It is about 
time that some attempt be made to 
institute a series of events that will 
lead to our receiving a degree which 
we ought to receive. 

Furthermore, I agree with you when 
you state that we must fight for the 
degree if we are ever to get it. In my 
almost three and one-half years here 
at M.S.C, I have seen agitation for 
the A.B. degree come and go. This 
time I hope you do not surrender to 
forces that are certain to operate 
against you. Rather, fight them. 

A Senior 

"The students 
from the Collegian 
leadership in the coming BtruAfU 
for the A. II. degree." 

IIOW dcil|;,, |( J 

support illM i 

But now the issue of the A.B. degree, of this same Faculty Report. It goes 

which held so important a place in 

each of these reports, has again been 

railed, and student sentiment seems 

strongly in favor of granting the 

degree. As an interested alumnus, I 

am pleased to add my voice to that of 

the present student body. 

In its Report, submitted to Presi- 
dent Baker in June. 1934, the Student 
Curriculum Committee declared that 
"the increase in enrollment of stud- 

to the very heart of the whole prob- 
lem. "We feel that the College should 
take a positive attitude toward what 
it proposes to give its students. In 
the past our organization has been 
half-hearted in many respects. We 
have wanted some of our men to pre- 
pare for business but have made them 
take Agricultural Economics. . . If 
Psychology is worthy to be taught, it 
is .able to stand on its own feet and 

the meeting of July 27, 1934, when "in 
response to a roll call, each officer and 
director present at the meeting ex- 
pressed himself, as an individual, in 
favor of the College granting the A.B. 
degree" — when, I say, faculty, stud- 
ent committee, student body and 
alumni all favor granting the A.B. 
degree, is it not time for action? 

In the face of all this, it may seem 
almost superfluous to point out further 
reasons for instituting the A.B. degree. 
Yet I am convinced that, either be- 
cause the issue has never been stated 

entfl in the Language and Literature not be recorded on transcripts as 

Departments, and 1I1* fad that such 

courses as English and German do 
not. by any stretch of the imagination, 

belong in a Social Science Division, 

has led US to reeommerd the creation 
of a new division of studies a 
Division 0/ Humanities. Tbe estab- 
lishment of such a division of study, 
leading to the gianting of an A.B. 
degree, could be effected without 
great difficulty and without great 
expense." And in addition, the Com- 
mittee submitted a qui st ionnaire to 

Agricultural Education. We realize 
that the situation is much improved 
now but feel that we should press 
forward until it is completely reme- 
died. Much harm has been done our 
students of the past because of this 

Wavering attitude. We should either 
confess thai we have major work 
say Psychology and then put our 
all into it, or say. no. We should not 
lead stud< ntl into believing we have 
it merely to attract them, and then 
deny the same students the full 

the entire student body, and out of privilege of major work by calling it 

640 ballots tabulated, 590 voted YES 
for the- A.B. degree-. Certainly this is 
an overwhelming and highly signifi- 
cant expression e>f student opinion. 

What was the judgment of the 
Faculty Committee e>n the question? 
Surely the Committee' devoted much 
time and consideration te> the matter, 
and its findings should be important. 
I quote fre)m page- sixteen e>( the' Re- 
port e>f the Faculty Committee': "We 
recommend the formation of a new 
division te> be- kne>wn its that of the 
Humanities, or of Humanistic Studies. 

This woulel include' the- following de- 
partments: English, German, the 

Romance Languages, line- Arts and 

Philosophy. We have wanted our 

Students tO take' the'se' courses and 
have permitted them te> (b BMJOf 

provided, of course, that he is a 
student of real ability, he has an 
excellent chance of receiving some aid 
in continuing his education elsewhere. 
The success of our Botany majors in 
receiving recognition and substantial 
material aid at an institution like 
Harvard University is a case in point. 

Turning now to a consideration of 
the student who has majored in the 
humanities what do we find? First, 
that he has had to meet all the re- 
quirements for a Bachelor of Science 
degree, and has had to "squeeze in," 
as it were, the work in his chosen 
field, and the field in which he has 
been allowed to major. We find, also, 
that when he has . been graduated, 
even though it may be with a fair or 1 
even excellent record, he is faced with 
a most peculiar situation. To say 
that he finds himself impaled on the' 
horns of a dilemma is to place him in ' 
a relatively secure and comfortable ! 
position. Does he wish to continue I 
his studies? Then where shall he turn? 
His own College is virtually barred to 
him. for unlike the science major, he 
is unable to find fellowship or assist- 
ant-ship to aid him in advanced 
studies. And how ill-arme-d he is to 
gain scholarship or fellowship at 
other institutions! He insists in his 
applications that he has maje>red in 
studies which ordinarily, in other 
colleges, lead to the A.B. degree, 
though he has not received one; and 
he insists, too, that his record — 
perhaps it is an excellent one. which 
would virtually ensure some aid to a 
science major - represents work done 
in courses with high standards of 
Yet. the>ugh he may be 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

Fe>r the past several years the 
college administration has mainly con 
cerned itself with the acquisition f 
new physical properties for this (IJ ]. 
lege. It has done this almost to tin 
exclusion of making any changes in 
its administrative policy. It is true 
that upon the recommendatiem of the 
student curriculum committee, several 
minor changes in the curriculum h 
been made. But, at best, u 
changes were minor. They die! lim,. 
toward making any permanent and 
worthwhile changes. 

It is by no means the purpose of the 
writer to indict the present adminis- 
tration. We all well realize the urgent 
need that has been and still is present 
for buildings and other physical equip. 
ment. We do contend, howevvr, and, 
we believe with perfect justified ion, 
that improvements in the colh L 
facilities are but secondary t<> the 
major purposes of a college whirl, , r , 
to prepare students to meet the- keen 
competition that they will encounter 
after graduation. These material ac- 
quisitions are, it must be reme-m he-red, 
but a means to an end, and in no 
sense the end itself. 

There has been considerable agita- 
tion for certain major reforms. Ds 
spite some activity that has resulted 
from this agitation, as yet ne> dedstW 
steps have been taken nor doe-s thm 
seem to be any definite assurance 
that any such steps will be taken in 
the immediate future. 

The student body has more- than 
once voiced itself on behalf e>f the 
granting of the A.B. degree. The 
Collegian has raised this QUSstias 
several times during the past few 
years, and has received the' support 
of the student body, and the-n has let 
t he matter drop. 

If the Collegian is t(» prove it 
i true representative of the under- 
graduate be>dy, the time has definitely 
come for it to assume leadership in 
this matter. It must do more than 
merely mouth several stereotyped 
phrases about the necessity lor the 
granting e»f this degree. Rather than 
have the Collegian appeal to the 
undergraduates for support, as it hat 
had to do on several occasions, the 
students now demand the Cnlltgians 
support and leadership in the ce>ming 
struggle for the A.B. degree. 

R. -J. C. 

clearly, or because when stated it has 

not touched those in authority closely j schedarship 

enough, there are few among the admitted to many graduate schools, 

present student body who realize just | he rarely if ever succeeds in obtaining 

how much the A.B. degree can mean a teaching fellowship or scholarship of 

to the- College, and its students and 

graduates. In speaking in terms of 

my own experience, I do so advisedly. 

Yet my remarks are prompted not by 

immediate personal interest, but simp- ! recognize? And is there any wonder 

ly by the fact that I have had a very that a graduate school is somewhat 

any kind. The reason is not far to 
seek. Why should any graduate' 
school recognize a course of study 
that the College itself refuses to 



Continued from Page 1 

Agrie-ultural Education, (This case 
is drawn merely to illustrate a point.)" 
That is just the- pennt. Substitute the 

Humanistic studies for Psychology and 
either Social Science or the B.S. degree 
for Agricultural Education and the 
illustration becomes most pertinent. 

Now is it merely a coincidence that 
the- findings of the-se- two ceimmitte-es, 
working entirely inde-pe-ndently, should 
agree' alme>st te> the letter on the 

question of the' A.B. degree? I think 

ROt. Rather it indicates the' reeog- 
nit ion by eaeh of a condition that 
fairly erie's out for some remeely. And 
when, to the expressed eemviet ion of 
the student and faculty committees 
as we'll as the student body Itself, we 
adel the expression of the Board of 

practical problem brought home to 
me in a very practical fashion, and 
revdize that my . experience is not 
uniejue. but typical. 

Let us compare briefly the position 
of one who majors in a science 
Chemistry, Botany, Biology, for ex- 
ample with the position of one 
majoring in some humanistic study 
like Knglish or French. Having com- 
pleted his four years of study at the 
College, the science major has several 
alternatives open to him. There are 
assistant -ships and fellowships offered 
by the College and the Graduate 
School, so that he may continue his 
study for the? M.S. degree or even the 
Ph.D. degree. I do not mean that 
there are, or should be, opportunities 
at the Graduate School for all whe> 
wish to continue their studies, but 
there- are openings for several gradu- 
ates each ye-ar. Hardly less advan- 
tageous is the position of the science 
major when he turns toward a business 
career, or toward other graduate 
schools. //c has a U.S. degree for 
specializing in a science. That is the 
all-import am thing from the stand- 

suspicious, and has doubts, about the 
standards of such a course of study? 
The answer is obvious. 

My remarks, I believe, bear con- 
sideration by all interested in the 
College. I speak not merely fre>m my 
own experience, but with the knowl- 
edge of what an increasingly large 
number of graduates have faced in 
the past few years, and with a look 
to the future, and what many others 
will experience. The College owes it 
to the student body either to present 
the issue clearly to every student who 
even considers any major other than 
a sientific one, or to bring to a speedy 
consummation a movement begun 
two years ago. 

The student body that declared 
itself so decisively in favor of the A.B. 
degree has been replaced, to the ex- 
tent of two full classes, by new mem- 
bers. A reiterated expression of stud- 
ent sentiment would now be most 
timely. It would undoubtedly bring 
consummation," if not 
certainly earnestly "to 




Friday 1052 



Saturday 1391 



Sunday 4011 


Total attendance 

1 1. 168 

Directors of tbe Associate Alumni, in point of entering graduate school, and 

about "a 
be wished.' 

Allan S. Ryan '34 

The Holyoke-Northampton Associa- 
tion of florists again exhibited DOS 
chrysanthemums, roses, and other 
lovely, fragrent, and colorful flow-r- 
many of which were objects of CtthOStJ 
both for their size and color. 

In the gallery Steve HanultflS, 
former student of this college, exhibit 
some of the pictures he painted thi> 
year at Monhegan Island in M 1 " 1 ' 
Mr. Hamilton's work is well-known '" 
the people of western MassachnsW* 
he paints landscapes which seem to 
live before one's eyes. Mr. Manulw 
also did a series of pictures for 1 1"' ■* 
floor of the Cage. These paint ins* * 
as their theme the history of I he P" If 
and with each picture there *»■ 
brief explanation of its meaning- 

The terminal features ol tbe B*J 
and minor axes attracted mucB 
tion and commendation, as 
student exhibits and the 
! displays of roses and chrysanl ll,n, "^ v 
but some of the exhibit- " "JJT 
from the crowd certain excl i]tnaU ° h( 
of wonder. One woman. '!'"*! j nt 
cranberry exhibit, exclaimed 
know cranberries grew thai 
don't believe it." 

did thr 


Yellow Jackets Trip State 3-2; 
State Ties Amherst in Soccer 

All hough entering the game a de- 
cided favorite, the State soccer team 
„,,. nosed out 3-2 by a plucky Ameri- 
, ,,, international eleven yesterday 
moon at Forest Park, Springfield. 
Overcoming an early two-goal lead, 
(In Internets came back to win the 
ggioe in a last period rally. 

I -,.r the first quarter, State was de- 
,i,|. illy superior to the Yellow Jackets 
;,,„! n seemed like just another loss 
f or the Springfield hooters. After 
leven minutes of play, Conant scored 
the initial goal. The Yellow Jackets 
threatened late in the period, scoring 
,, in, iningless goal a second after the 
of the quarter. 

Early in the second period, Slate 
■cored again, Haselhuhn netting the 
tally after five minutes of play. Soon 
at t« r it seemed that Golub added 
toother marker to the total, but the 
retiree nullified the goal, ruling that 
the hall had hit the ground just before 
the K OJ d line. 

Lite' in the second period, the Inter- 
nals started their uphill fight. Santos 
received Goodman's corner kick to 
net the first marker. Playing inspired 
hall, the Springfield team outplayed 
State all through the third period. 
After missing his mark on his first 
goal penalty kick, Captain Mongelli 
capitalized on his second attempt to 
■Core the tying goal. 

After Mongelli netted the third 
tally, in the first minute of play of the 
fourth canto, State returned to true 
farm. The Statesmen kept the ball in 
Internet territory all the period and 
bsrraged the goal with kicks. Their 
snorts met with no success however. 
Csrb ons , stellar Springfield goal, made 
iitteen saves to nip the late State 

The summary: 
Mass. State International 

Gcdder, g g, Carbone 

Gillett, rf rf, Barker, Mongelli 

Conway, Cooper, If If, Lyttle 

Kennedy, rh rh, Warner 

Mey, e* ch, Scott 

names, lh l g , Tourville 

Coasntj Bieher, Dunker, ro 

ro, Goodman 
Dsvidaon, ri ri, DeMatteis 

Haselhuhn, Silverman, c 

c, Mongelli, Santos 
Swemberger, li li, Trotman 

(;,,| ub, lo Jo, Sears 

Score A.I.C. 3, M.S.C. 2. Goals— 
Mongeu 2, Santos, Conant, Hasel- 
huhn. Referee — Donnachie. Time — 


ClOOH to Two 


A fighting State soccer team rose to 
brilliant heights to stop the champion- 
ship aggregation 0-0 at Hitchcock field 
last Friday afternoon. Although two 
overtime, periods were played, neither 
team could capitalize on the numerous 
scoring opportunities to clinch the issue 

The game on, State immediately 
went on the offensive. Only the 
brilliant play of tlu Amherst defensive 
trio, fullbacks Winston and Maynard 
and goalee Weller, kept the ball out of 
the scoring area. Time and time again 
State rushed to the Amherst goal only 
to kick wide or to see their attack 
nullified by the opposing team. 

Amherst made its most dangerous 
threat early in the second period. 
After rushing the ball into State 
territory Mahoney passed to Schnepe-I 
who shot hard at the goal, the hall 
deflecting off the goalpost. State, 
however, dominated play the remainder 
of the period. 

The State offense functioned per- 
fectly the second half, but yet was 
unable to score. Davidson, Osley, and 
Sweinberger made repeated shots at 
the goal, but al! to no avail. Weller, 
the Amherst goalee, made the out- 
standing stop of the day when he 
plunged to the side of the goal to bat 
the ball out of hounds. 

Both teams determined ef- 
forts to score in the overtime periods. 
The goalees and fullbacks saved on all 
occasions and the ball just see-sawed 
up and down the field. 
The summary: 

Statesmen Lose 13-0 at Pratt Field 
As Wanzo Scores Twice for Jeffmen; 
Northeastern at Boston November 9 

-'-minute quarters. 

Interfraternity Sports 
Are Nearly Completed 

In the cjuarter round matches of the 

'nt.rfraternity athletic tournaments, 

Kpsilon Pi and Kappa Sigma 

mined double victories last Tuesday 

n 'ght in the cage. Alpha Epsilon Pi 

wfeated Alpha Sigma Phi 3-2 in soccer 

; ' n 'f 53-13 in football. Kappa Sigma 

d Theta Chi 2-1 in soccer, but 

had a tou9h time taking in the 51 42 

kotoall game. This week's semifinal 

jontests find Q.T.V. opposing Phi 

J'Kma Kappa in football, Sigma Phi 

1 opposing Phi Lambda Tau 

er, and Kappa Sigma opposing 

Kappa Kpsilon in both soccer and 

"thai I on Tuesday night. Wednes- 

y "right Alpha Epsilon Pi meets the 

nn 'r 'ID league. The finals will be 

1 liursday night in the cage at 


Ainhortit Mean. Slate 

Weller g Hodder 

Winston rf Gillette 

Maynard If Couper 

West rh Kennedy 

Walbridge ch Osley 

Abercrombie lh Buzzee 

Schnepel ro Bieber 

Neilson rl Davidson 

McCain cf Haselhuhn 

McCain 1 Sweinberger 

Pheil lo Golub 

Score: Mass. State 0, Amherst 0. 
Substitutions: Mass. State: Silverman, 
Dunker, Conway, Conant. Amherst: 
Jones, Grose, Higgin hot torn, Young, 




State-Amlterst Statistic* 


*«' Ainh 



First Downs 



Yards gained scrimmage. 



Yards lost, scrimmage 



Forwards attempted 



Forwards completed 



Yards gained, forwards 



Lilerals attempted 



laterals completed 



Yards gained, laterals 






Fumbles recovered 



Number of punts 



Yardage of punts (from scrimmage 




Average yards of punts 






Yards lost, penalties 



Hunback of kickoffs 


Hunback of Punts 


Hunback of interceptions 


N.l'. Set to Avenge l.anl Year'* 

Marring of Indeteated 


AS Itlt, AHOS 


On Saturday November 16, the State 
soccer team will bring the season to a 
close by playing Wesleyan at Middle- 
town. To date the Cardinals have 
beaten Trinity and Connecticut State 
and have lost to Yale, Worcester Tech, 
and Amherst. 

PURPLE 27-30; 


Si '<"r.|.. v 

football - M.S.C. vs. Northeas- 
tern at Boston 

Rockbridge vs. National 




irms School at M.S.C. 

I ountry — New England 

ii'tercollegiates at Franklin 

Contending with a well primed Am- 
herst cross country team, the Mass. 
State harriers beat out the Sabrina 
runners last Saturday afternoon with a 
score of 27-30. As the close score indi- 
cates, the meet was a tight one with 
the credit for the win going to the 
excellent performance put on by the 
members of the State team. 

First place was taken by Gowing of 
Amherst, who is as yet undefeated this 
fall. Following close behind him was 
Ray Proctor, State's first man in. 
The next few places in the finish were 
alternated between Amherst and State. 
Twitchell of Amherst followed Proc- 
tor. Following him was Gillette who 
sprinted across the line to beat out 
Stewart of Amherst who in turn was 
followed by NeJame of State. The 
next three berths were occupied by 
Derbymen when Sampson took seventh 
place and Villaume and Little tied for 
eighth. Roberts, the last of the State 
team arrived twelfth. 

The first three miles of the course 
were fast ones for both teams, with 
Proctor and Gowing pushing for first 
position on the course. For the re- 
mainder of the 4.5 mile course the time 
was somewhat slower as Proctor gradu- 
ally gave way to Gowing, the Amherst 
sophomore star. The finish of the race 
was featured by a last minute sprint by 
Gillette to beat out Stewart, an out- 

This past week the sports editor 
received a communication through the 
campus mail containing criticism of 
recent material appearing in the sports 
section of the Collegian. The letter 
was of a sarcastic nature, which, how- 
ever, was not particularly resented in- 
asmuch as its creator remains masked 
behind the indefinite title of "A Stat is 

It has always been a policy of the 
Collegian to honor constructive critisim. 
In fact, the Collegian welcomes it, for 
it proves that the students are taking 
an interest in the paper and are helping 
the board to improve it. However, the 
Collegian makes one demand upon any- 
one sending in a communication. The 
communication must be signed by the 
person sending it and, if he so desires, 
his name will remain known only to the 

The sports editor was only too glad 
to receive the letter but regrets that he 
can do nothing more with it than toss it 
into the waste basket inasmuch as its 
writer did not see fit to back his criti- 
cism with his name. 

We hope the "Statesman" will see fit 
to offer further suggestions to the sports 
department, but only if he will keep 
faith with the paper and SIGN HIS 

standing Amherst emarter miler, for 
fourth place. The work of the sopho- 
more members of the Derbymen was 
again commendable last Saturday. 
The time for the course last Saturday 
was 24 minutes 36 seconds. This time 
for the 4.5 mile race compares rather 
favorably with the time for the Am- 
herst-Vermont race of the week before, 
when the course was covered in 26 
minutes 20 seconds. 

The summary: 
1 Gowing (Aj; 2 Proctor (S;; 3 Twitch- 
ell (A); 4 Gillette fS); 5 Stewart (A); 
6 NeJame (S); 7 Sampson (8); 8 
Villaume and Little (8); 10 Swainback 
(A); 11 Snider (Aj; Roberts (8), Fur- 
bush (A). 

When the State football team travels 
to Huntington Field next Saturday 
afternoon at 2 P.M. it will be to face 
a Northeastern University eleven which 
has shown plenty of punch so far this 
season. The Huskies will without 
doubt be out to do battle and to make 
amends for the trouncing they received 
last year on Alumni Field. 

Expecting a difficult tussle with an 
undefeated Boston team, the Taube 
men entered the fray last year to play 
its first game with Northeastern. In 
spite of the Huskies reputation the 
Maroon and White found them easy 
picking and the game resulted in a 
37-0 victory for State. The scoring 
started in the first few plays of the 
second quarter, and after the first 
touchdown the Taubemen compiled 
the overwhelming score over North- 
eastern with not too much effort. 
Stewart and Koenig who have been 
leading the Statesmen on the gridiron 
this season wen- instrumental in last 
year's win. 

Although this is only the third N.U. 
varsity eleven to make its appearance 
Al McCoy's protegee can not he reck- 
oned with lightly. In the short time 
that his teams have bassj functioning, 
the "University" elevens have earned 
a recognized place among small college 
combinations. For the second time the 
Statesmen will face an undefeated 
Huskie team. According to a certain 
New York paper, Al McCoy's team 
was recently ranked second among 
twenty-two competent smaller college. 
The Northeastern team which op- 
poses State in Brookline next Saturday ! lo Wanzo on the Maroon and I Whi'e 
afternoon will have in its starting line- 
up all but two of the Huskies that 
played on Alumni Field last November. 
It seems very likely that the Taubemen 
will have a bad case of revenge spirit to 
face in the Black and Red eleven, for 
last year's defeat at the hands of the 
Taubemen was the only one dealt to an 
otherwise undefeated Northeastern or- 
ganization. Yet the Huskie eleven with 
all but Mitchell an end, and Mayberry 
a quarter back, in uniform again does 
not seem to be functioning as well as it 
did last year. While the Bostonians 
Continued to Page 6 

Tntiheinen Ncore 17 lirst downs to 
Six lui JetTinen 

Lateral off Forward Accounts for 

One Touchdown, PsnrQO Way for 


The Lord .Jeff gridmcii were over- 
whelmed statistically on Pratt field last 
Saturday afernoon by an eage-r Maroon 
and White eleven, but you cant kid the 
man who crosses the goal line with the* 
ball tucked under bis arm, and Amherst 
remains the- victor in the most recent 
contest in the "town series." Klvin 
Wanzo, brilliant Negro bailiwick on the 
Sabrina sepiad, sped across the final 
marker twice, once virtually unassisted 
on a 59 yard jaunt through left tackle 
and again on the- end of a perfe.iK 
executed forward lateral play. 

Statistics show State making 17 
first downs against (i for the Purple- and 
gaining .115 yards via land and air 
against 226 for the winners. The 
Taubemen were deep in Amherst 
territory seven time's, but on each 
threat Ihe Sabrina line' held e»r an 
Amherst back intercepted a pass and 
State' was h-fl to try again. 

Scoring was done- in the first and 
third periods. Amherst took the ball 
on their own 41 as Stewart punted off- 
side after Stale had been stopped on its 
own 24. On the first play after the 
punt Wanzo smashed through tackle, 
sped through the State- secondary and 
safety to score. Pngnotta place 
kicked for the seventh point. 

Brilliant running by Snowball, who 
did all the carrying from the State 20 
yard stripe to midfield. and the for- 
ward-lateral which saw Coey n-e-eiving 
the pass from Patlengill and handing it 

28 yards line was the slory em the 
second tally. This time-, Pagnottas 
conversion went wide. 

The Tail he-men began their series of 
threats immediately after the opening 
whistle. Sturtevant carried the kick- 
off to his own 30, nnd Allen made the 
first down on a 23 yard jaunt through 
right tackle, hut Johnny Stewart was 
forced to punt nnd he sent the* wet 
pigskin offside on Ihe Sabrina three 
yard line. Pattengill returned the punt 
immediately and Stewart was halted 
on Ihe Amherst 26 yard marker. Three 
Continued to Page 6 

In a three cornered meet held^Iast 
Tuesday afternoon at Mount Herman, 
the Stockbridge cross country team 
beat out the Brattleboro, Vt. High 
School and the Mount Herman second 
team, when six Stockbridge harriers 
tied for first place. The score was 
Stockbridge 15, Brattleboro 63, and 
Mr. Hermon 74. 



With four wins and only one loss to 
their credit this fall, the Derbymen will 
travel to Boston next Monday to com- 
pete in the annual New Kngland Inter- 
collegiate cross country meet to be held 
in Franklin Park at 1.45 p.m. This 
Continued to Page 6 

••• YEARS 

Hashing**! university has 
played 27 intersectional 


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Alpha Lambda Mii 

Alma Merry M. r > and Hilda Kreissig 
w'UH, were visit intf here over the week- 

I .iinlxl i llrlla Mil 

The Lambda Delia Mu alumnae 
held a meeting at the sorority house 
after the game Saturday. Fifteen 
alumnae were present. 

A OOffM dance was held after the 
Amherst game, Saturday, from . r > to 
6:30 p.m. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sehreiter and 
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kimhall, all of 
the class of 19.'$. r ). were dinner guests 
at Lambda Delta Mu, Sunday. Mrs. 
Sehreiter. formerly Itusamund Shat- 
tue-k, and Mrs. Kimhall, formerly 
Harriet Eloper, are hoth Lambda 
Delta Mu alumnae. 

The following wives of our faculty 
memberi have consented to become 
patronesses of Lambda Delta Mu: 
Mrs. Hugh P. Baker, Mrs. Theodore 
Caldwell. Mrs. Leo Conner, and Mrs. 
Vernon Helming. 

Siunui He I a CM 

Betty Gaskell '38 is confined at her 
home with the grippe. 

Sigma Beta Chi will hold a tea in 
the Abbey on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 

I'hi /.el a 

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the alumnae 
of I'hi Zeta were entertained at the 
annual luncheon at the sorority house. 
Alumnae were present from Hrattle- 
horo, Vt., Middletown, Conn., New 
York, Springfield, Holyoke, Hrewster 
and Sterling. Mass. 

On Friday. Nov. 1, Krnestine Char- 
lotte Browning w"16 was married to 
Chester Brown "M at the bride's home 
in Springfield. 

On Monday, Nov. 4, Phi Zeta com- 
pleted an undefeated season in field 
hockey by defeating Alpha Lambda 
Mu with a scon- of 4-1. In previous 
games they have defeated Sigma Beta 
Chi. 3-1, and Lambda Delta Mu, 4-0. 
Maida Higgs '36 is manager of the 
athletics for the sorority. 

Mary O'Connell '38 has been chosen 
assistant editor of the Pliilum. 



Continued from Page 1 
Norway cruise. Upon the completion 
of this trip, such was the popularity 
of the band that they were instantly 
offered a contract for next summer's 
cruise. Last June, they were granted 
the opportunity of recording with the 
Decca Recording Company their own 
special arrangement of "Star Gazing" 
and "Sweet and Low," a recording 
which has already passed the 15,000 
sales mark. 

Under the direction of Colonel 
Aplington, Laubenstein has appointed 
to serve with him on the committee, 
the following men: Frederick Bull, 
Harold Midgely, Chester dates, Harry 
Johnson and Kenwood Ross. Tickets 
will be placed on sale starting next 
week and they may be purchased from 
any member of the committee. 


32 Main St., Northampton 

Mass. State 
students are 
invited to our 
store for the 

latest in 

riding togs 



We stock breeches, riding boots, 

Suede jackets, sweaters for men 

and women. 

We pay bus fare both wayB on all 
purchases over $5.00 

Mary Cawley Retains 
Tennis Championship 

For the fourth consecutive year, 
Mary A. Cawley '36, has won the 
women's tennis championship on the 
campus. This year she represented 
Phi Zeta in the intersorority competi- 
tion and won from Barbara Davis of 
Sigma Beta Chi and Louise (lovone 
of Alpha Lambda Mu. She then met 
and defeated Ruth Wood '158, winner 
of the campus competition, in two 
sets, i\-'l and 6-4, thereby becoming 
campus champion for the fourth time. 


The first concert in the Springfield 
Community Concert series will be 
held Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, when 
the Boston Symphony Orchestra will 
play. This is the first of the four con- 
certs to be held in Springfield. The 
first concert in Amherst will take 
place on December 12, and will fea- 
ture the Knglish duo-pianists, Malcolm 
and (hidden. 

Architecture Photos 
Subject of Exhibit 

The collection of photographs of 
early California architecture, formerly 
exhibited at Wilder Hall, has been 
transfered by Professor Frank E. 
Waugh to the Memorial building. 
This unique collection is the work of 
Roger Sturtevant as part of the His- 
toric American Buildings Survey, a 
project for the preservation, through 
drawings and photographs, of the 
typical architecture of early America. 
The negatives are to be placed on 
permanent file in Washington. 

These structures still to be seen in the 
"Mother Lode Country," show mark- 
edly architectural influences from the 
New England cottage north to the 
plantation home south. It was from 
all points of the country that the 
"Forty-niners" brought their con- 
ventions in building and mixed them 
with those that were already there. 
From these photographs one may wit- 
ness the results. The building materials 
however, show strictly the limitations 
of the locality. Buildings in Columbia 
are wholly of brick, those in Mokel- 
umne Hill, stone, and in Downieville 
of lumber. Many of these show a 
remarkable degree of architectural 
excellence considering the fact that in 
the early fifties the millwork for doors, 
windows, and porches had to be shipped 
around Cape Horn to San Francisco, 
transhipped to Sacramento or Stock- 
ton, then packed into the mines on 
horse or muleback. 

In this collection of photographs we 
read the history of the romance of 
California. We cannot read into the 
architecture any influence of the 
Spanish, for it is an historical fact that 
the Spanish mission never penetrated 
to that central point of California. 
We interpret in the architecture a blend 
of the sturdy New England influence 
with the more rambling and romantic 
influence of the South and its charactis- 
tic spacious plantation. 


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After chasing Curry Hicks all over | 
the Physical education building, he 
was finally cornered by the Collegian 
reporter who happened to espy his 
brown felt hat about to disappear 
through a doorway not open to co-ed 
students. A timely cough, the aid of a 
pencil, and the interview was granted. 

Curry S. Hicks was born at Enfield, 
New York and when he was two years 
old the family moved to Southern 
Michigan where they lived on a farm 
and where he received his early edu- 
cation. After graduating from high 
school in 1902, Prof. Hicks entered the 
Michigan State College. The following 
year he transfered to the Michigan 
State Normal College. His original 
plans called for an engineer's course, 
but after completing two years of 
college, he began to teach in the high 
school of Tecemseh, Michigan. At 
this high school he taught Mathematics 
and Science and was the director of the 
Physical education instruction in the 
school. It v/as out of this experience 
as director of physical education that 
his interest in the field of physical 
education was developed, and when, 
three years later, he reentered the 
Michigan State Normal College, he 

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took up a major in Physical Education. 
However, he has not entirely given up 
his engineering interests for since he 
has l>een at the college he has been 
continually drawing plans for athletic 
fields, buildings and the like. While 
in college, he played four years on the 
vaiisty football team as an end, and 
for two years was an outfielder on the 
varisty baseball team. 

He received the degree of B.Pd. from 
the Michigan State Normal college in 
•June 1909, and in September came to 
Amherst College as Hitchcock Fellow 
in Physical Education for one year. 
The following year he returned to 
Michigan where he was in charge of 

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Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9 

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athletics at the State Normal ( !oJJm| 
and coach of football. Also, in I I 
ber of this same year, 1910, In Was 
married Mrs. Hicks is also a gi 
of the Michigan State Normal ColUm. 

Curry Hicks came to Massael 
State College in Spetember 19|) M 
Director of Physical Education "TV, 
department in those days had j Us , 
been in existance for two yea.s ,in ( | | 1( . 
had no assistants. Even the Coach* 
were not permanent. They came to 
the college only during the season whe n 
their particular sport was being played 
and were never considered to be a pari 
of the regular college staff. The lir-t 
permanent assistant was Harold (;, jre 
of the CUUM of 191.5 who stayed on and 
joined the department in the fall. 

The chief hobby of Prof, and \j r , 
Hicks is automobile camping and in 
this manner they have crossed the 
continent four times and have beet) to 
the Pacific Coast, into British Colum- 
bia, through all of the Canadias 
Provinces and into old Mexico 
The average trip covers between eleven 
and twelve thousand miles a summer 
Their first trip was taken in 191", when 
automobile traveling was in its infancy 
and the roads were fewer and poorer 
as they advanced Westward and South. 
This trip took them into New Mexico 
and on down to old Mexico. 

Over his desk in the Physical Educa- 
tion Building is the photograph of one 
of his favorite spots. It was taken m 
the Jackson Hole Country in Colorado 
and shows a narrow gr;>vel road and 
with the Grand Tetoms Mountain 
rising perpendicularly for 13,500 feet. 
Behind a group of trees shown in the 
foreground is one of the most beautiful 
lakes in this country. 

During the war Curry Hicks was fir«t 
stationed with the United State* 
Department of Agriculture in Boatoa 
where he had charge of the Labor and 
Employment Service. Lata* he went 
to the Plattsburg barracks where ha 
received his commission and was tran- 
ferred to Trenton, N.J. as director oj 
the physical training work and bayo- 
net fighting. 

Prof. Hicks is a member of the 
Society of Directors of Physical Edu- 
cation in Colleges. He served on the 
committee who during the years from 
1913 to 1915 planned and built the 
Athletic field. Prior to this time the 
only athletic field at the college was the 
old Drill field, the present site of the 
Goodell Library. In 1931, he saw the 
fulfillment of his dream for a new 
Physical Education Building after 
three years of planning and collecting 
of funds. 


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Grounds; Response Basil B. Wood, 

j' ihr ,, n of thai Cottage. 

I itood for a few moments this 

Borninf ■< nis aW* in the West 

,, ry." said -Joseph L Hills in his 

tribute to Ml former instructor, Henry 

• .dell for whom the new library 

named. "A modest stone bearing, 

rutiala H.H.G., marks the spot 

w |„!v thirty years ago his pain- 

; body was laid. However, his 

Burnetii is a living one, built 

■nto | l"' boart - °f hundreds of his 

.„.,, , r gtudenta who revere his memo 

\ stately mansion now has been 

to land grant colleges. Originally this 
income depended upon the sale of 
public lands. It also secured the 
designation of all land grant colleges 
as depositories of governmental publi- 

During C.oodell's term as president 
of M.A.C., the faculty and students 
increased in number and quality, the 
curricula were broadened, master's 
and doctor's degrees were conferred 
upon graduate students for the first 
time, real estate holdings became one 
third greater, and the income increased 
three times and the equipment four 

In closing Mr. Hill quoted tin- tri- 
l>ri ,i,.l wherein are housed the books | bute of Winthrop Ellsworth Stone 'H2, 

former president of Purdue, before a 

d and collected. Most fittingly 

it* lintel hears his name, for to him more 

than i" ; ,nV otnt ' r man living or dead is 

the library of the Massachusetts State 

, indebted." 

M, Mill told of GoodeU's life; how 
!, II, born in Constantinople in 
iggg m educated at Williston and 
Ambers! , served in the Union army as a 
lieutenant, taught at Williston for three 
■MglS, and then came to Massachusetts 
Agricultural College when it opened in 
Me told how Goodell, who be- 
, ,„„■ president and librarian of M.A.C., 
taught almost every subject at one 
t j rm . or another. Goodell's love of 
bookl I"' said, went hack to the time 
Goodell was teaching at Williston. 

According to Mr. Hill, Goodell was 
active in the formation of what is now 
ill, Association of Land Grant Colleges 
;md 1 Diversities. During his years on 
tin executive board of the organiza- 
tion, two important things accom- 
plished by the association. It brought 
about the perpetuity of the Second 
.Morrill Act and the Hatch Act appro- 
priations which bring $40,000 annually 

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Across Irom Book Stor*- 

meeting of the land grant colleges in 
November, 190. r », following Goodell's 

"His was no common spirit. I 
should like to know more of his 
ancestry, to tract- those fine and subtle 
threads which wove the texture of his 
character. All the substantial quali- 
ties of a man of honor were his 
frankness, honesty, sincerity, courage, 
fidelity, and much more. He possessed 
a true nobility of soul, a spirit of 
Chivalry which eludes analysis but 
which made itself unceasingly felt. . . 
He had in him nothing vulgar or com 
monplace; his very being repelled 
familiarity; his fibres were attuned to 
the sweet and true notes of life, but 
the coarse and gross affairs of men 
awoke in him no answering chord. His 
generosity and self-restraint gave al- 
ways to others the opportunity and 
took to himself the obscure and pains- 
taking task. 

"He lived a full and rich life of ser- 
vice in a great cause, and left a record 
of permanent achievements." 


K.O. Club, college 111 club, will be 
the guests of the State III club 
leaders at the regular November 
meeting to he held in the Karley 4-H 

Club Home, next Wednesday, Nov. 

IS, Frank Kingsbury '.'17, president of 
the organization, announced yesterday, 

Miss Tena Hishop, Miss Marion 

Fo rb ea, George I.. Farley. Harley 

Leland, and Earle Nodine. members of 
the State 111 staff, will take part in 
the program planned. 

State Leader George Parley, in 
discussing the meeting, staled that 
the state leaders are especially de- 
sirous of seeing all fVeehrneo in hoth 
the four-year course and the Stock- 
bridge School of Agriculture who have 
been 4-H club members at any time, 
in attendance at this meeting. 

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Custom Tailors 

Suits Made to Order 

Cleaning, Pressing & Repairing 

Burns and Moth holes rewov»n 

Phone 342W 3 Pleaaant St. 


College Writing Supplies 

Light lunches at our Soda Fountain 

North College First Floor 

John Deacon's Shop 

On the Square 


Lowest Prices in Town 
Also Smokers' Needs 

K.K.'m Annua! Danec 

Kolony Klub held its annual dance 
last Saturday with the Lord Jell 
Serenaders playing for the dancing. 
Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Phillips and Prof, 
and Mrs. Moser were chaperons 

Alumni back for the weekend were 
•James Smith '34, David Cosgriff '84, 
Harry Hilton ',U, William P. Ma- 
comber '86, Frederick W. Noonan '.'{. r >, 
and Alphonse Juhncvicz '.'15 and mem 

hers of the corporation. 

The committee in charge of the 
dance was John Loncar, chairman, 
■aviated by Roland Hall and C. Wesley 



A.T.ti.'s Amherst House Dance 

A.T.C house held their annual 
Amherst house dance on November 2. 
Music for dancing from 8 to 1 I ..'{() was 
played by Helen Downing and her 

The dance committee was Walter 
Williams, chairman; Albert Fischer, 
and Charles Keefe. 

A.T.t i. Initiates Pledge*. 

A.T.C. is initiating pledges this week. 
The committee in charge consists of 
Walter Williams, chairman; C har les 
Keefe, and Albert Fischer. 

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51 Pleasant Street 
E?ea Tested - Prescriptions Filled 

Drop in and see KILL and AL 

And have a steak — or perhaps just 
a sandwich and coffee at 

Deady's Diner 

Draught Beer at Diner Number One 

College Drug Store 


Registered Pharmacist 
Amherst Mass. 


Stockbridge tasted another football 
victory last Friday when Med Hall's j sittings 

team defeated the Dalton Boy's Club 

of I'ittsfield. 

This year's cross-country team is the 
best in the history of the school Cap- 
tained by Fred Anable, the team has 
yet to be beaten. It has defeated the 

Tickets for bus transportation to the 
Community Concert in Springfield on 
Tuesday will be on sale in (he Mem 
orial Building Thursday, Friday, and 
Saturday of this week. The right is 
reserved to return the fee of r >0 cents if 
the minimum of 36 seats per bus in not 


Thursday 1 p.m. 

Friday ;| (i p.m. 

Saturday 10 a.m. 12 a. 

Seats may also he obtained bv calling 



In the story on Mr. Kenton's re- 
tirement appearing in last week's 
Collegian, he was referred to as In-ing 
72 yean old and as having overrun 
his lime here by two years. 

As a matter of fact, Mr. Fenton was 
70 years old last April and has overrun 
his retirement time by less than a year. 

The Collmgian takes Hue opportunity 

to make (he correction. 


For those seniors who were unable 
(o keep (heir previous picture appoint 
ments, the photographer has set aside 
Nov. II and US as (he final date for 
Necessary resit tings from 




previous appointments will 
taken on t hose days. 

All proofs for the Intlrx must 
handed in to the Carber Studio at 
the Lord .Jeff by Nov. If). The 
studio will be open on the following 

Amherst College freshmen, the State dates: Nov. 7, 16, 16, from 9 a.m. to 

Junior Varsity, and the State Fresh- r, (> . m 
men. In all races Captain Fred Anable 
and Ceorge Baker, a freshman, have 
run neck and neck, and have shared 
first honors. 

Ilisinii Haiianinflji Chah 

The History Sociology Club will 

meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12th, between 

7 and 7.T.0 p.m. in the Sociology Sem- 
inar room Mr. Howard O, Hubbard, 
( 'orator of ( he Skinner Museum, South 
lladley, will show how such an insli- 

(ution can contribute io historical and 

sociological study and. in particular 
will talk about hghts and lighting in 
different agee of the world, illustrating 

his Sttbjed by a display of exhibits 
from the museum. 


The Band will hold its regular weekly 
rehearsal Thursday Fvemng at 7.80 
in the Memorial Building. Then- 
will also be a drill rehearsal Freiday 

afternoon el >..'«) on the football field. 

Bring instruments. Altendanceat both 
of these rehearsals is compulsory for 
I hose making the Nor! beast ern trip. 

Matlaeeaaataesj Club 

The first meeting of the Mathe- 
matics Club was held this week ill the 
Math building, with Norman Clark 
'.'IH as speaker. This club, under the 
direction of Prof. Frank C. Moore, 
meets monthly during the year. Stud 
cuts and faculty present topics of 
interest to the students of mathe- 
matics. All interested are cordially 
invited Io attend. 

Armistice Ohs, r\ mice 

In Bowker Auditorium, on Thurs- 
day evening al 7.00 o'clock. Rev. 

Rockwell Smith will speak on the 
topic-, "Will We Keep l-'aith with You 
Who Lie Asleep'.'" Mr. Smith is a 
powerful and interesting speaker and 
he- has an important message- to bring 
to college students. 

Every one is invited and urged to 
attend. Special music selections will 

be rendered. 


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Electrical Appliances Paints 

Fraternity House Equipment 

Plumbing Heating 



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TO amiikhst, i:uo 

Continued from Page .'5 
plays netted only two yards and again 
Johnny punted to the self same spot , 
only to receive (he ball on the SO as 
Paltengill retimed as before. The 
only Amherst recovery of a State 
fumble gave the Jeffmen the ball and 
from this point the home team started 
an offensive led by Snowball, Roberts, 
and Pattengill ended up on States' 26 
where Stewart kicked the punt which 
gave Amherst the ball for their first 
scoring play. 

The second quarter saw State again 
on a determim d offensive which fea- 
tured fine running by Koenig and Ti- 
kofski and punt returning by Alpert. 
Twice during this period Maroon and 
White passes were intercepted, one of 
them on the 4 yard line. The Taube- 
men came very close to scoring as 
Johnny Stewart tossed a pass from the 
Purple 44 to Terry Adams on the 20. 
Koenig went 11 yards, for a first down, 
but the Amherst line held on the next 
series of downs and State was stopped 
on the 6 yard line just before the game 

With State again on the offensive as 
the third stanza began. Koenig ran 
back the kickoff 45 yards to his own 45. 
but the attack halted on the 30 yard 
line, and Stewart punted, this time 
over the endzone. The Jeffmen began 
their march for the second score from 
the 20 yard stripe. Neither team 
turned in a serious threat for the re- 
mainder of this period. 

Another interception halted State's 
offensive in the early minutes of the 
last period. Tikofski recovered an 
Amherst fumble on his own 41. Tik, 
Koenig and Stewart accounted for a 
first down and gained another on 
Amherst's 45 on a Jeff penalty. Ti- 
kofski and Murphy brought the pig- 
skin to the 13, but Scott of Amherst 
intercepted a pass intended for Lap- 
ham, and an Amherst punt went offside 
on the Purple 40. 

Again the Taubemen began a drive 
which brought them deep into Sabrina 
territory. From State's 22, Tikofski 
picked up three yards, Fred Riel tossed 
a 23 yard pass to Sturtevant and an- 
other to Moseley, but the Jordanmen 
held and took possession of the ball on 
their own 26. Amherst chalked up two 

first downs before the Maroon and 
White again got their hands on the 
ball to begin their last aerial offensive. 
Riel tossed a pass from his own 14 to 
Lapham on the 35, who got to the 40 
before he worked the play which had 
spelled defeat for the Statesmen and 
lateralled to Brown who was stopped 
on the 46 for the final play of the game. 

The lineup: 



(my, le 

re, \i|. tins, Lebr, Motley 

Burrows, It 

rt. Shulkin, Cray 

Fleming, J. GooddL lw 

rg, Bcraiteia, Borgiotattl 

l.itinh, Iloyt 

Kennedy, Lamb, c 

c. RoMKer 

Colucci, Lancaster, rg 

Ik. Steven 


Fain, Shields, rt 

It, Peterson. Whitakcr 

Malcolm. Schwrizcr. re 

le, LaphSJB 

Pmgnotta, Mitchell, qb 

qb, Sturtevant. Al[K-rt. 

Fran Kiel 

I'^tt.iiKill. Scott, llib 

rhb. Allen. TlgofsM, 


Roberta, Waoso, rhl> 

Ihb. Stcw.ut. 

Iiullinger, Frey, O'Donnell Tikofski. Fred Riel 
Snowball, fh fb, KoeniK. Fred Riel, 

C'hristman Murphy 

Store: Amherst IS, Mas<n liusetts State 0. 

Touchdown*, Wsaso -. Pointa after touckdowM, 

I'aunotta. Krfnee. Z. X. KeatinK. Umpire, W.K. 
Dunn. Linesman, (i. J. Feldman. Field judge, (". 

\v Pitker Time, i 6 minute periods. 



Continued from Page 3 

have not as yet suffered defeat this fall, 
they have been tied in three of their 
six games. All three of the ties have 
been with Mass. States opponents. 
The encounter between N.U. and 
Rhode Island resulted in a 6-6 draw, 
that with Conn. States in a 0-0 draw, 
and last Saturday's game with Tufts in 
a 6-6 draw. In all its other games 
Northeastern was victorious by a large 
margin. It is interesting to note that 
the Taubemen have defeated Conn. 
State 25-12 and Rhode Island 7-6. 

The University men are evidently 
expecting a difficult meeting with the 
Taubemen. The following quotation 
appeared recently in the Northeastern 
News which indicates what the Huskies 
expect in their last game with the 
Taubemen. "Coming along fast, after 
a slow start this September, the Bay- 
staters are now clicking as of old and 
indications point to a lot of fireworks in 
the Northeastern affair on November 

II. tit It I Kits TAKE PURPLE ,>;. % 

Continued from Page 3 

year's State representatives will in. 
elude two of those who took six: 
for State in last fall's meet. 

Last year the undefeated I ), .,-| )V- 
men took sixth honors in the Anniitj* 
day meet. Next Monday State wili^ 
represented by the first six men i n tfo 
Amherst meet and a seventh man (qm 
chosen from the Junior varsity m<*t 
today. Those definitely going tl) 
Boston are Proctor, Gillette, NeJas* 
Sampson, Villaume and Whitney. 

This year Mass. State will elso ,.„,,., 
a freshman team. This will be the first 
time since 1933 that a freshman team 
has gone to Boston. The *39er's gg 
be Lawrence Picard, Irven Read. Ralph 
Reed, Lawrence Bixby, Evi Scholz , and 
Charles Slater. 

Other colleges entered in the Inter- 
collegiates are Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, 
Connecticut State, M.I.T., Nan*, 
eastern, Rhode Island State, Spring- 
field, Tufts, U. of Maine, U. of N ew 
Hampshire. The freshmen will run 
against Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, M.I T, 
Northeastern, Rhode Island State, 
Tufts, U. of Maine, New Hampshire 

/Mild a*id ' yef~mey <z>d&/i/ 


**^il£k < N*j£^#^* w< 

Well, to Start with, we take tobacco 
from our own Southland — mild ripe 
tobacco with lots of natural flavor but 
no harshness or bitterness. 


We blend this home-grown tobacco 
with spicy, aromatic Turkish tobaccos 
from across the seas. These Turkish 
tobaccos, you may know, have a flavor 
and fragrance entirely different from 
our own. 

These tobaccos are cross -blended — 
welded together — the best way we've 
found to get a more pleasing flavor 
and a better taste in a cigarette. 



In a single day people from ten different 
states visited our Chesterfield factories. 

8,200 visitors during the past year saw 
Chesterfields made. 

Vol. XLVI 


Read Tho 

Dance Committee 
Rules Out Corsages 
From Military Ball 


No. | 

Tickets Now on Sale for Annual 

Affair to Be Held in Drill 11.11 

!>«■» ember 7 

Kit Military Ball committee, plan- 
ning for its annual dance to be held 
Saturday evening, Dec. 7, announced 
today that the affair will be corsage- 
less, ;m item which should prove in- 
toWrthtgi as well as attractive to all 
terpsit horean artists on the campus. 
Announcement was also made of the 
fact that instead of the usual tickets, 
the dance programs themselves will 


John McCoiuhie S|H,,ks f«r the 
Student* at Afternoon ffsnilts- 


M as passes. This feature will 
make it possible for those attending 
the ball to book their dances before 
tba night of the dance itself. These 
programs can now be purchased from 
any member of the committee. Norvin 
Liuix nstein, the chairman, may be 
readied at the college cafeteria. Harold lives at the Phi Sigma Kappa 
borne, Frederick Bull may be found 
at the Kappa Sigma house, Chester 
G«Ui Bvm at the Theta Chi house, 
Harry Johnson lives at the Alpha 
s 'Krna Phi house and Kenwood Ross 
i the lambda Chi Alpha house. 
As stated last week, the popular 
Barbary Coast orchestra of Dart- 
mouth Collage will play and the dance 
*■>" be held in the newly floored Drill 
Hall. This will be the first formal 
■ttee to be held in the building this 

^ With final dedication exercises at 
Goodell Library last Thursday after- 
noon, Massachusetts State College 
opened its almost half-century long 
campaign to obtain a new library 
Efforts to secure a new library were 
begun by Henry Hill Goodell, former 
librarian and president of the college, 
for whom the new library was named. 
Annual appeals to the legislature 
for a new library had no result until 
the PWA was begun in 1933. The 
story of the library from then on is 
told in headlines of the Massachusetts 

Oct. 5. "Governor Ely Approves 
Bill for Dormitory and Library." 

Nov. 16. "Construction of Dormi- 
tory and Library Will Be Finished 
before September 22nd." 

Nov. 23. "Trustees and Architect 
Confer About Location and Con- 
struction of Library." 


Jan. 5. "Building Projects Are 
Delayed Because Funds Are With- 

Jan. 25. "Trustees Name Dormi- 
tory, Library for Former Heads." 

March 29. "Goodell Library Au- 
thorized, Work on Dormitory !,, 

June 9. "Building Program under 
Way As New Buildings Progress." 

Sept. 27. "Athletic Field Com- 
pleted, Library One-Third Finished." 

Nov. 8. "Cornerstones for New 
Buildings Laid by Howard and Gov 


Nov. 7. "Afternoon Dedication Ex- 
ercises to Be Held at Goodell Library." 
Continued to Page 6 


Hon i on Symphony Orchestra 

Heard at First Springfield 

Community Concert 



TlHTMh.y, Nov. 14 

P-m. Collegian Business 
Hoard Competition 

P m Collegian Editorial 
Hoard Competition 

i0 p.m. Band rehearsal, Mem. 

m. Men and women's glee 
'lub and leads rehearsal 
Room 114, Stockbridge 

Men's debating club. 
s < nate Room 
v »v. 17 

» man club communion 
kfast, Parish Hall 
pera, Memorial Build- 
fames G. Gilkey. 
Nov. 1» 

Men's glee club, Mem. 
" Jilding. 
> • Nov. 20 

Abbey Center; Sigma 

s i'nd.u 


* V, dn. „| 

' ' h.-stra and leads, Mem. 
1 1 ' 'ilding. 

>n vocation 

One hundred and fifty-one regular 
students and eleven graduate students 
at Massachusetts State College are 
being assisted by the National Youth 
Administration, according to figures 
released Monday. At the same time 
the appointment of Willard A. Mun- 
son, director of extension division at 
M.S.C., to the state advisory com- 
mittee for the NYA was announced. 
With quotas set at 10*? of the en- 
rollment, M.S.C. is receiving a month- 
ly allotment of $2,265.00 from the 
NYA. In addition it receives $210.00 
for graduate aid. Of the graduate 
students, six are working for Master's 
degrees and five for Doctor's. 

M.S.C. ranks sixth among the 
forty-one schools receiving aid in 
Massachusetts, and fifth among the 
eight schools receiving graduate aid. 
The first five are Moston (J., Boston 
College, M.I.T., Tufts, and North- 

This college aid program involves a 
monthly allotment of $1,559,645 and 
the graduate student aid $79,300. It 
is a continuation of the program 
carried on under the direction of the 
Education division of the ERA for 
the last half of the 1933-34 collet- 
year, and for the full college year of 
1934-35. The graduate aid program 
is an expansion of the ERA project. 

In all, the NYA offers financial 
assistance for 104,501 students in 
1602 colleges and universities in 48 
states and the District of Columbia. 
and for 4,500 graduate students in 
177 colleges and universities in 1", 
states and the District of Columbia. 

Mr. Munson, who received his M.S. 
from M.S.C. in 1905. is a member of 
Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa. 

The first of the Community Con- 
certs of the Springfield series took 
place last Tuesday evening. The Bos- 
ton Symphony Orchestra, under the 
direction of Dr. Koussevitzky, played 
the following program: 
Symphony in C major 88 Haydn 
Suite from "L'Oiseau de Feu" 

Symphony No. 2, D major Sibelius 
It is needless to comment on the 
excellence of this organization and of 
its conductor. Its place among the 
major orchestras of the world is 
beyond question. The fine balance 
that is maintained between the mutual 
interdependence of the players and 
their response to the slightest indica 
tions of the baton mark a body of 
inns k i.i us of the first rank. 

The program played at this con- 
cert raises the very interesting ques- 
tion of nationalism. All three com- 
posers show strongly the influences of 
national heritage; Haydn with his 
roots in rural Hungary. Stravinsky, 
with his constant use of the Russian 
folk song, Sibelius, with his racial 
haekground in the rugged countries 
of the north. Yet even with this 
element in common we have I variety 
not to be accounted for merely by 
racial differences. 

Haydn, born with his materials 
and forms ready made for him, spent 
a long and comfortable life in the 
pleasant occupation of letting music- 
pour out of him. His greatness is dm 
largely to the consistently high quality 
of a tremendous output, and a genial- 
ity which is still contagious. However, 
his music becomes most distinctive 
when he reverts, as in the minuet and 
trio of Tuesday's symphony, to the 
folk music of his early life. Then the 
music sparkles and has life of its own. 
The case of Stravinsky is similar. 
His greatest coutributions to date 
have probably been in the field of 
orchestral technique. Both politically 
and orchestrally Stravinsky has become 
cosmopolitan; he interests us, surprises 
us, and occasionally shocks us, but his 
treatment of the Russian folk song, as 
in the fourth movement of his Fire 
Bird Suite, is to us that phase of his 
work which is most acceptable, what- 
ever our own musical background. 

Sibelius, more than either Haydn or 
Stravinsky, remains essentially a mem- 
ber of his own race. Without depend- 
ing in anyway upon ready-made ma- 
terial, he expresses the soul of a race in 
terms common to all races. (It is 
gratifying to note that he alone, of all 
contemporary musicians, has been 
recognized by his own people and is 
supported by the Finnish government, | 
And yet this very fidelity leads not to 
Continued to Page 5 

Weil-Known Amherst Poet Appears 
In First Socia l Union of Season 

"Teaching Aids" 
Subject of Convoc. 
Address by Alumnus 

■atari Front lo Itend Older and 

More KeieiK of \\\h Work* in 

B ea rfc e t Auditorium 

Authority on Vi N iinl Kdiication 
KxplaiiiM Value of NVw Teach- 
ing Method 

Mr. Abraham Krasker, an instructor 
in visual education at Boston Univer- 

sity, today gave an illustrated lecture 
on the value of "teaching aids" «t 
convocation. Mr. Krasker, an alumnus 
of this college, has for several years 
been active in furthering the visual 
method of instruction in modern 
Continued to Page ft" 

Good fortune brings to our campus 
Robert Frost, Amherst's beloved poet. 
He will apear in Bowker Auditorium at 
8 o'clock on Friday eveing, November 
15, for the first Social Union presenta- 

In an interview, Robert Frost gave 
his intention of reading not only from 
his older poems, but also from his 
recent ones, among them: Two Tramps 
in Mud Time; Departmental, or The 
End of My Ant Jerry; fhsert Places; 
A I Ame Striker; and Good Relief. 

To the question what opinion he 
held regarding the manner in which 
his recent and his earlier works differ 
the poet replied, "I wonder if they 
do." He expressed his curiosity as to 
what differences his readers find. 
Being considered the "New Kngland 
Boat," Frost has fieen criticised as to 
his recent m, MM f in terms of New 
England's trend toward a greater 
freedom of spirit. Chidys Hasty 
Carroll, in her article Ajegf England 
.Sees // Through published in the last 
issue of the Soturduy fffrjggf „f Litera- 
ture, fi n ,l. s Frost's earlier work to be 
"in its still peace and patienre, some 
thing to lay away in a (best like a keep- 
sake." This she parallels with the 
typical New Knglander who "is not 
naturally so articulate as people of 
Other heritages." Frost's more recent 
poems she applauds for their truer 
interpretation of the New Fngland of 
today, just as she applauds the "lusty, 
buoyant lines of Robert P. Tristram 
Coffin. Most significant in the new 
Yankee tone, she finds the difference of 
tempo, immediacy, and vitality. 

Mr. Frost balked at (Jladys Carroll's 
supposition that there was a typical 
Continued to Page 6 

"Bish" Really a Sensitive Soul; 
Just Likes to be Somewhat Firm 

I won't talk!" 

Rev. James G. Gilkey 

To Speak at Vespers 

James Cordon Cilkey, former pastor 
| of the South Congregational Church 
of Springfield will be the speaker at 
the vesper service thai Sunday evening 
in the Memorial Building. Mr. Gilkey 
has been a speaker at an earlier veapen 

■4 rvice this year He has chosen as his 
subject "Building a Trust worthy Con- 
science." Fo rh'fteen minutes preccd 
ing the service Mr. John Waldman '.'{8 
will play the violin. 

Mr. Gilkey h very well known to 

the students and faculty of this 
pus. and his talks are always enjoyed. 
I>ast month when Mr. Cilkey was 
here lie held an informal talk at J'hi 
Sigma Kappa house which was voted 
to DO the Current event of the week. 

© 1933, Liggett & Mitexs Tobacco Co. 

When Massachusetts Agricultural 
College evolved into Massachusetts 
State College four years ago, Clifton 
Allen Bishop came down from uptown 
to become official keeper of the mens* 
physical education baskets. In the 
years since then, "Bish" has daily 
handed out an ever increasing number 
of towels, so that now his daily output 
is between five and six hundred towels 
per day. 

Ordinarily voluble, "Bish" with- 
drew into the inner recesses of his being 
when asked for an interview. "I 
won't talk!" he emphatically stated. 
His coquettish smile belied his words, 
however; "Bish" began to yield! 
Presently his last remaining bulwark 
fell: "You know how the boys are 
uptown," he complained. 

According to "Bish's" story, life in 
the basket room is just like Grand 
Hotel: "People Come and people go, 
Bad nothing ever happens But," he 
appends, "we don't have a phone " 
As far as shower room singing is COB 
earned, he dedaree fie has built up an 

impervious defense: "Yuh get used to 
it after awhile." The only thing thai 

he canari get used to is the neghgence 

of students who do not check in 
flaskets before 6 o'clock. 

Outwardly, "Bish" is always the 
business man. His manner is the 
essence of brisk, business-like ■Wrthod 
Manifestations of authority, however, 

are really " Bish s" defense of a sensiti ve 
nature. But any man who has charge 

of 960 physical education baskets can* 
not afford to be sensitive, and "Bish'' 
realizes that. Hence, he takes guff from 
no one. His is an unruffled disposition. 
Although he OOee not Irx.k his age, 
"Bish" admits having seen fifty sum- 
mers, not to mention a few hard win- 
ters. Amherst born, he attended the 
local schools and later worked as 
brakeman on the Central Vermont and 
the N.Y..N.H., and H. railroads. 
Contrary to rumors that he spent not 
a few of his twenty five years of rail- 
roading in a Palmer roundhouse, 
Bish" asserts that he has been in two 
head-on collisions. He saved himself 
by jumping when he "saw smoke 

"Bish's" only hobby is attending all 
the home games, at which time he 
locks up his flaskets and goes over to 

root in the capacity of spectator critic 

The time he devotes to his baskets 
constitutes such a large percentage of 
his waking hours that the only night 
life of any importance- that he gets is 
the- occasional discussions of timely 
topics with his uptown friends. 

'Bish" emphatically denies being 
married, giving as his reason that he 

naver bad time enough He rarely 
smokes, and is s toe tolar. His one 
vice appears to be s weakness f or 
cheering tobacco. Withal ha main- 
tains a very youthful appe.iran.-e. 

Asked how he accounted far it. "Bish" 
hesitated. Than with s decisive air he 

shot a jaw-full of tobacco jiuce into a 
handy cuspidor "Well," he grunted. 
"I dunno!" 




Official newspaper of the Massachusetts State College. Published every Thursday by the students. 

CHARLES E. ESHRACH '37. Editor-in-chief 
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acme of urbanity, ran counter to the 
law last week and paid a penalty for it. 
It appears that Chief of Police Graves 
espied him riding his bicycle on the 
sidewalk uptown. The blue arm of the 
law swooped down on Kaleidoscope 
and requested the pleasure of an 
appointment at Hamp court. 

Kaleidoscope accepted the invita- 
tion, travelled court ward the following 
morning, pleaded guilty to infraction 
of rule number such-and-such, and 
paid a modest fine as evidence of good 
faith and repentance. 

In his present condition Kaleido- 
scope is excellent material for a cam- 
paign against "blue" laws; he has al- 
ready removed that color from his 




Song of the week in the shower room 
is the Dorsay Bros, theme song, 
"Sand Man." It has displaced "The 
Touch of Your Hand" in popularity 
and is still gaining. "Red Sails in the 
Sunset" is a close third, however, and 
threatens to assume the all-pervading 
proportions of its predecessor: "I'm 
Heading for the Last Round-up." 

The vanity of human nature is 
sometimes simply amazing. Witness 
the couple who approached Dr. De- 
Silva's exhibit for measuring automo- 
bile driving prowess at the recent 
Springfield Exposition. He was ob- 
viously a victim of crossed-eyedness; 
she was entirely oblivious to that fact. 

"Dear," she exclaimed to her hus- 
band, "why don't you go in? Maybe 
you'll find out why you hit that lamp- 

Funny situations arise from causes 
which in themselves arouse sympathy. 
One of the visual acuity tests in the 
same exhibit was given by means of a 
stereoscope and slides shown in proper 
sequence by an operator. The "sub- 
ject" was looking through the stereo- 

"Over what number does the arrow 
come to rest?" asked the operator. 

Silence. Then: "What arrow?" re- 
turned the subject. 



It is indeed a sorry spectacle to see members of the student 
body so disrespectful to speakers at convocation. 

Last Thursday, which was certainly a day of much signifi- 
cance in the history of our college, should have been the occasion 
of great tribute to a former president of this institution. 

Yet, what occurred? A special convocation was called and a 
special program was held. But the student body refused to do 
their part and show the speakers the courtesy expected of men 
and women. 

Pointedly inattentive and distinctly insulting to the speakers, 
many undergraduates exhibited a lack of even the rudimentary 
principles of good breeding. 

It often enough has been said that Massachusetts State fur- 
nishes an education at low cost to sons and daughters of families 
of moderate means. But we had always considered the students 
as coming from the better class of families and comparing favor- 
ably in breeding and social training with the best of children 
from families that had far more advantages. 

Yet, the exhibition at convocation last Thursday would seem 
to indicate that most of the members of the student body are 
arrant boors, unmindful whether or not they lay themselves and 
their families open to the criticism of being ill-bred, crude, and 
socially undesirable. 

When a speaker is forced to raise his voice several degrees to 
overcome the din and at other times has to stop until the uproar 
subsides, do you think those to blame have distinguished them- 
selves? Do you think their mothers and fathers would look with 
pride upon such actions of their sons and daughters? 

Of course, the objection is made that many speakers are un- 
interesting. That situation can be corrected through regular 
student channels by protests to the proper officials. But the fact 
that speakers are not interesting, certainly is no excuse for such 
a display as occurred last Thursday. 

If it is useless to appeal to the vestiges of any sense of courtesy 
or respect that may remain, consider another view. It is very 
much to our advantage to send a speaker away from here with One faithful male brought up the real 
a good opinion of us because he may be in a position to do the I girl of his dreams, whereupon his cam 
college some good later on. At the present time, we are sending 
speakers away from State, not as ambassadors of good will, but 
as insulted guests who can do this institution irreparable harm. 

If your sense of courtesy and consideration cannot discrimin- 
ate against the present tactics, remember it is poor publicity to 
give Massachusetts State a bad reputation all over New England 
just because collectively we can not be decent enough to try to 
show our visitors our good side, instead of this adolescent be- 
havior that does us so much damage. 


To the Editor of the Collegian: 

Hero Worship? It has been 
oft-repeated criticism of this college 
that our students are suffering from a 
mild form of hero worship. The pur- 
pose of these lines shall be to quell 
such further utterances and to replace 
this belief with another suggestion as 
to the real cause for this "messy state 
of affairs," of which so many of you 

Advocates of the hero worship 
school argue that the reason why all 
of the athletes "get the positions," 
the offices and honorary elections is 
that they are idols in the minds of the 

But we are of a different school and 
believe that the reason why the ath- 
letes have managed to "cop all of the 
honors" is that the vast majority of 
you students aren't interested enough to 
try to elect intelligently the most 
capable and efficient men on the 

Now please don't misinterpret this 
statement. We don't intimate that 
our athletes aren't the most capable 
and efficient. But none of us are so 
blind as to deny that only athletes 
are capable leaders. Surely, after 
having considered twenty or thirty 
football men, a dozen or so basketball 
men, and fifteen or twenty baseball 
men, together with a few of the other 
athletes here, there must be some few 
left among the undergraduate group 
who are worth their salt, too. But 
because the student body doesn't 
know of the abilities of the non- 
athletes, they usually go unappreci- 
ated through four years of college 

One word, then, to these un- 
appreciated. If you want to give 
your services to your Alma Mater 
and Cod knows, the college can use 
you you must push yourself and 
make, at least all of your primary 
moves through your own efforts. 
Until your name to Mister Average 
Mass. Statesman signifies something 
more than just a name, you must 
expect to go around this campus 
practically unnoticed. 

Signed: Up in Arms 


Dr. Georges F. Cooke of Egypt ail 
speak on "The Italo-Etheopian lt^. 
tion" next Tuesday evening at aavav 
thirty in the Auditorium of the Mem- 
orial Building. Reverend Cook. 
born in Egypt of Syrian parents \, L 
returns annually to the Near East ht- 
keeps in close contact with the affain >: 
the African countries. He has studied 
in several of the European OOtUttria 
and is a master of nine different Ian- 
guages. At the present time he s th t 
pastor of the Second Congregational 
Unitarian Society in Northampton. 

This talk is being sponsored by tai 
student L.I.D. society and is open to 
any one interested in the praam 

Hygiene, IMiys. Ed. 1 

All boys who have not yet taken the 
course in Hygiene, Physical Education 
1, will report for their first class at 
1.55 p.m. Monday, Novemher 18, j n 
Goessmann Auditorium and continue 
to meet on Fridays and Moadaya for 
the rest of the semester. 

Roister DfliKiiTN 

The Roister Doisters will present 
"Othello" for their Winter produt tion 
this year. Try-outs will be held Ttics- 
day evening, December 3rd. There k, 
possibility that the play will ba pre- 
sented on two successive evenings 
with alternations in the cast. In view 
of the nature of the Winter product KB, 
the Roister Doisters will present some- 
thing lighter for the comment i tin n: 

Newman Club 

The Newman club breakfast will 
take place in the parish hall after the 
nine o'clock Mass on Sunday, NH\ 
17. Tickets are now on sale lor 1 
cents each. For tickets see Anna A 
Flynn '36, Florence M. Saulnn 
Patsy McMahon '37, and Myles Bef 
Ian '36. 


Amherst week-end has come and 
gone, and with it has come and gone 
about the best lot of imported feminity 
that has graced this campus since the 
days of Levi Stockbridge. . . Notable 
among those present were a couple of 
co-eds from neighboring Rhody, one 
of them nestling contentedly against 
the crooning personage of the best 
looking man on the football team. . . 

pus queen sought haven in the bosom of 
her family. . . The tall Senator also 
did all right by himself. . . The Dea- 
con and his brother showed what ! medical students at our college, and 
Lexington could provide. . . Holyoke due to the numerous requests for a 4 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

The Physics 25 and 26 courses, that 
is, the elementary courses, are 3 hour 
courses. Every medical school requires 
a year's study of Physics, which must 
be a four hour course. To fulfil this 
requirement the pre-medical at this 
college must take a year and a half of 
Physics which requires his taking an 
extra year of mathematics in order to 
take the advanced half year of Physics. 
In view of the large number of pre- 

Aliiniiiiis in Ai < -iili-m 

Returning to Newport, K.I.. after 
spending the weekend in Amherst. 
William P. Macomber, S'35, was in an 
auto crash. Although his CM aa 
demolished, he escaped injury. 

Winter's Coming 

A.T.G. installed an oil-hurner over 
the week-end. 

Everybody Comfy? 

Through the efforts of Hanson P. 
Kelley, S'36, A.T.G. house has ba« 
equipped with built-in desks. 

was also very much in evidence, as 
was Waltham. even more so. Stretch 

hour Physics course, a suggestion or 
petition was signed by every member of 

at last found a woman who could the Physics department asking that this 

come up to him. Nothing in New 
England could satisfy Judge Grant. 
We hear he went to New York for his 
companion. . . Georgie of Sig Ep 
tossed over Rita of Draper in favor of 
an outsider. . . The under current of 
feeling among most of the faithful is 
a wish that they also had imported. . . 
Indications are also that there will he 
as much, if not more importing for the 
military ball. 

Freshman advisors reaped 
annual harvest recently and produced 
some startling results. One chemistry 
professor divulged the fact that one of 
that his proteges had not rated himself one 
single point thus far. 

course be offered. That petition was 
sent to excutive offices over a year ago. 
What has become of it? An answer has 
never been given either to the Physics 
department or to the student body. 
The lack of this course is a decided 
detriment both to the Physics depart- 
ment, the Distributed Sciences courses, 
and to the status of our college as a 
scientific college. If we are to be only a 
scientific school, let us at least have 
those courses which are absolutely 
their necessary to the scientiffic student. 

— A prc-medic. 


Racently, we have heard a number of students comment on 
the difficulty that would be met in attempting to secure an A.B. 
degree. They related long stories about acts of the legislature, 
consent of governors, and many other barriers in the way of an 
A.B. degree for this college. 

We would like briefly to demonstrate the fallacy of these 
arguments. In the first place, all that is necessary, is action by 
the board of trustees. The charter of the College takes care of 
that. We do not need governors' decrees; we do not need 
special acts of the legislature. The trustees of the College possess 
the power to grant an A.B. degree. 

We also have the courses necessary. The formation of a 
division of humanities is the only change needed. And 
means nothing more nor less than taking the courses now scattered 
around in various departments and combining them under one 
general heading. Last spring, if our memory serves 

That change need be nothing more than any other depart- us correctly, the honorable Senate 
mental change. Last year, a division of physical education Was ! cautioned all Stockbridge men, and a leading to the degree of Bachelor of 
formed. At the same time, the economics courses were shifted ! few of our own men against wearing Arts. Many of the alumni would be 
around There was no Stir about that. There need be none about non-authorized felt letters. Such of- better fitted for their work today if 
the formation of a division of humanities. fenders have refused to cease firing, such courses had been given when they 

Yet, as simple as that is, no change has been made although a Consequently, we believe that we were undergraduates, 
number of times in the past a strong demand has been made for need another ultimatum. Mr. Mc- Clinton King, 

Such a Change. Conchie. Sec., Class of 1907. 

To the Editor of The Collegian: 

I am very much in favor of the 
establishment of courses at the College 

Cross-Country I'ndefeated 

Stockbridge has yet to he defeated 
in a cross-country meet. To date they 
have beaten Amherst Freshmen. >t < ! < 
Freshmen, State J.V., and Mr Her 
mon. Coach Derby and Cap*** 
Anahle have the squad in fine shpe- 
It should go through the season without 
a set-back. 

National Farm 0, Storkbridiie I 

After holding a six-point had over 
National Farm School from Penn. k 
three periods, Stockbridge waa Bad* 
to stop the visitors' last quarter attas 
and lost 9 to 6 at Amherst laai Sat* 

Stockbridge scored early in the W 
quarter. Goodwin, Hair and Boj* 
went for first downs. Goodv. , n bK*P 
the ball from the 26 to the f fd m 
and an offside penalty to thl *f 
Boyce took the ball over for a W»* 
down, but Keefe failed to convert 

National Farm took the kick-off J*» 
to Stockbridge's 30, where they i 
hied. Bush recovered for St orkhnd** 
The ball remained in Stockbn*" 
possession most of the quarter. 
though National Farm had " meg °\ f 
sweeps, Waldron of the vi»ito« B* 
over twenty yards on the oW Statu 
Liberty. r . 

On the first play of the s. rand q «* 
ter Stockbridge fumbled, and rW 
of the Farm School reeo .< <* tf | 
Farm School fumbled 0B "*"•',', 

and Captain Al Chace n 

Stockbridge. Unable to gain 

the ball on downs. N ' 

Continued to /' 



Briggsmen End Season Against 
Wesleyan at Middletown Sat. 

Soieermeii Will Face Lending 
Scorers in Boot League 

For their final game of the season the 
Stan varsity soccer team will travel 
to Middleton, Connecticut, to face 
Ushyan on North Field, 3 p.m. Sat- 
urday afternoon. Smarting from a 3-2 
optet hy A. I.C., the Statesmen are 
(ifirrmined to overcome Wesleyan and 
bring the season's average up to the 
500 mark. 

Deapita only a fair season's record, 
the 1935 cardinal team is one of the 
pari . \ er to represent Wesleyan. Last 
I forward and halfback line with 
Captain Koxby, center forward, and 
H unmarstrom, left halfback, the in- 
dividual stars, is still intact. In fact, 
Roxby, with nine goals to his credit, is 
the leading scorer of the league. The 
defense consisting of fullbacks Palumbo 
and Dresser and goalee Bates has stood 
up vve'l under pressure. 

Alter trouncing Connecticut State 
6-1, Captain Roxby leading his team 
trom behind to score five goals himself 
in the last half, the cardinals suffered 
their worst defeat of the season when 
they gave way to a smooth Worcester 
Tech soccer outfit, 5-2. Again Roxby, 
in tallying both goals was the high 
Morcr. Following their defeat by 
Yale, 8-1, in the closing minutes of a 
hard fought game, the Wesmen smoth- 
Mod Tufts by the score of 4-0. Then, 
although outplaying Amherst for three 
of the four periods, the cardinals lost 
2-1. Then Wesleyan won successive 
victories over Trinity, 3-0, and 
Williams 3-2. 

Last Wednesday's defeat by the 
Yellowjackets, 3-2, came as a stunning 
suprise to the squad. Overconfident. 
since, although forced to accept a tie 
score, they had outplayed Amherst the 
week before, the Statesmen eased up 
and did not apply the pressure until 
too late in the final period. The 
minimum sized field hampered the 
[osition play of the team which was 
accustomed to the maximum Alumni 
Field. Since North Field is of about 
the same minimum size, the squad will 
practice in preparation for the game on 
the old soccer field. 

Since the beginning of soccer rivalry 
between the two colleges in 1931, State 
has yet to suffer defeat. Two years ago 
''" cardinals were unbeaten till they 
met State, and last year they succumb- 
ed 2-0. Capt. Davidson, Sweinberger, 
and Cillett, and substitutes Dunker 
and Pearlmutter will be playing their 
la »t game for State. 

The probable starting line-up: 


Kappa Si^ First in Baaaar with 
2-1 Win Over P.L.T. 

Scoring their seventh consecutive 
victory in two years, Alpha Kpsilon Pi 
| captured the interfraternity football 
championship for the second straight 
year. They defeated Q.T.V., 53-31, 
last Thursday night at the Cage! 
| They entered the final round hy a 39- 
; 25 semifinal victory over Kappa Sigma 
j Wednesday night. In defeating Alpha 
Sigma Phi in the initial round, Alpha 
j Kpsilon Pi rolled up a total of 145 
points for the three games. The A.K.Pi 
men were paced all through the tourney 
by Novick, Featherman, and Harr, 
who scored 123 points between them! 
Novick led the scorers with 53 |>oints. 
Couhig of Q.T.V. was second with 50 
points, and Featherman of A.K.Pi 
and Munson of Kappa Sig were tied 
for third with 43 points each. 

In the interfraternity soccer finals, 
Kappa Sigma nosed out a hard fought 
2-1 victory over Phi Lambda Tau. 
The Kappa Sigma team was led by 
Thacker and Cain who led the league 
in scoring with six and five goals, 
respectively. Kappa Sig defeated A.K. 
Pi, 7-2, in the semifinal round. The 
semifinal round contest between Phi 
Lambda Tau and Sigma Kpsilon Pi 
last Tuesday was the highlight of the 
tourney. The game went to three over- 
time periods before either team could 
score. In the seventh period of play 
the Taumen finally sank a goal to win 
1 -0. Cushman of A.K.Pi and Eramo of 
Alpha Camma Rho were tied for 
third highest scorer with four goals 


state favored in 




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Clash Due Soon 

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For the first int en-lass athletic con- 
test of the season, the freshmen and 
sophomore soccer teams will clash 
next Wednesday afternoon at 3.30 on 
the varsity field. The freshmen are 
confident of victory, but those who are 
in a position to know say that the 
strong sophomore squad will be hard to 
beat. Last year, as freshmen, the 
'38er8 beat a strong sophomore team 
•1-0. The freshman-sophomore foot- 
ball contest is tentatively scheduled 
for the Tuesday before the Thanks- 
giving vacation, Nov. 26. The fresh- 
men defeated Mount Hermon Academy 
here last Thursday by a score of 13-6. 

Captain Roy Proctor, star of the 
Mass. State Harriers took second 
place in the Intercollegiate cross 
country meet held in Boston last 
Monday afternoon. Finishing second 
in the race, Captain Proctor led the 
Maroon and White team to seventh 

Following behind Proctor were Bill 
Oillette who ended 23rd, Mitchell 
Nejame 39th, Henry Sampson 55th, 
Melvin Little 60th, Kd Heaumont 61st, 
and Osgood Villaume 65th. I,ast year 
the Mass. State team finished sixth in 
the race, with Protcor crossing the 
line seventh, followed by Gillette 36th, 
and Sampson 49th. This year, Hunne- 
well, of Maine, led Proctor hy a seven 
second margin. 

The University of Maine, besides 
capturing, two first places, in the varsi- 
ty and freshman races, also carried off 
the team trophy of the meet. The 
Maine team, which chalked up 85 
markers, was closely followed by 
Rhode Island with a score of 88. 
Other team scores were: New Hamp- 
shire 92, Bowdoin 9*?, Conn. State 103, 
Tufts 149, Mass. State 182, North- 
eastern 183, M.I.T. 196, Bates 227, 
Springfield 316. The results of this 
meet are closely allied with the results 
of dual meets in which Mass. State has 
engaged. M.I.T. and Northeastern, 
against both of whom the Derbymen 
have registered victories, finished after 
Mass. State, while Tufts the only 
team to which M.S.C. has bowed 
finished sixth in the Intercollegiate. 
The freshmen team entered in the 
Intercollegiates finished sixth. 

A bruised Mass. Estate eleven en- 
counters ■ shabby Kens.selear set up 
next Saturday afternoon at 2 p. m. 
at Troy. NY. The team which travels 
to Troy next week will t ry to make food 
its defeat by Northeastern at the ex- 
pense of the New York Techncians. 
who have, to date, lost fifteen con- 
secutive Raines. 

The fray with the Huskies in Moston 
took a heavy toll of the Taubemen, and 
resulted in several teni|>orary injuries; 
but it is expected that most of the 
injured Taubcinen will he able to play 
next Saturday. Fred Riel, who received 
a leg injury in practice Tuesday, will 
probably not play for the rest of t la- 
season . 

Last year the Tauhemen had little 
difficulty sinking the Rennselear team 
In a game in which almost every man 
on the aqaad saw service, the Maroon 
and White ran up a score of 32-0 a^iinsl 
the "Institute." This season's edition 
of the Troy team does not seem to be 
much of an improvement over the one 
which the Kngineers sent to Alumni 
Plaid last year. It has no star players, 
and is decidedly weak in punting. 
Jimmy Dugan, an end and Larry War 
wick a tackle seem to he the only out- 
standing men. 

Rensselear has yet to break into the 
win column this fall. Having engaged 
in five encounters, the Engineers have 
been defeated and outclassed every 
time. It is interesting to note that 
in the majority of their games their 
opponents have won by large margins. 
Rensselear was toppled 33-0 by Trinity, 
they lost their traditional game with 
Union 21-0, managed to garner six 
markers to their opponents 24 in the 
Clarkson game, and lost 52-0 to St. 
Liwrem-e and last Saturday sustained 
a loss against Worcester Tech. 

The 21-0 loss to Union can be 
attributed directly to Rennselear's 
inability to punt and thus keep the ball 
out of their own territory. 

The probable line up of the Kngineers 
will be Dugan le, Warwick It, Smith Ig, 
Hantaan c, Davison rg, Naczi rt, 
Kckhardt re, Oavette qb, Andrews 
lhb, Ward rhb, Porter fb. 

lltirt'H faarsialaw <;;>«•* \. i . 

Winning Point 

Lap h a an and Ifaaaty Catea Posses 

for Si iite Tiillii'K 

Northeast em's Huskies avenged last 
year's crushing defeat by the States 
men last Saturday on their Huntington 
Athletic held when, by I he slim margin 
Of a placement kick after touchdown 
they adgad State 13-12. The Tauhe- 
men OUtpiayed Northeastern most of 
the way, hut each of their two tallies 
were held to six points each by hard 
blocking, the first by Komich, center, 
and the second by Benjamin, end, and 
Mahaffey, halfback. 

A pair of roommates combined with 
Johnny <>» the same play al the same 
position to give State their twelve 
points. Baity in (he first quarter after 
Stewart had got (be edge over day 
Hart in a punting duel and the hall was 
on the Husky M, Johnny shot a pass 
to Wendy Lapham who scored from the 
16-yard line standing up. 

The .same play was executed in the 

last quarter after Tikofski had rushed 
in from his fullback position to block 
a day Hart punt and lapham had 
fallen on the hall on the L'3-yard stripe. 
Walt Mosely, sent in to relieve his 
roommate, Lapham, OB the next play, 
snared the ball from the midst ol three 
Husky tacklers in a play that was 
styled in the Botton Olote aa "easily the 
most spectacular seen at Huntington 
Field in three years of varsity gridiron 
warfare." spun away from the Huskies 
and scored from the 8-yard line. 

Northeastern's touchdowns were 
made in the second period as Median 
snared a Rook pass from the H yard 
line and in the final period as Mahaffey 
went over from the one-yard marker. 
The kick which won the game came 
from the toe of day Hart after the 
first touchdown. 

The game got under way with 
Laphaaa kicking off, a punting duel 
and the first State (ally. Fred Riel 
made the first first down on an etui 
run. and Rook turned in a 46 yard 
run back. 

The second period was characterized 
by dogged stands by each team and 
Continued to f'ngr 5 

II AKKIKKS mi:i:i 


Ai<< )r . hng tQ President Ange ,j of 

bull ? historical n <> v el is like a 
,J it is a fictitious tale based on a 
stern reality. 

the fU ' USe of an in8tr "nient _ 

»h h i; ' uIatin B ventriculoscope," — 
skull ,!'"'" " throu « h the brain to the 
I ducin^ n ind b,lrna awa V tissues pro- 
J * ;1 luid that causes hydrocepha- 

coa* " n caU8 'ng infants to be- 

D r rJ l " has been announced by 

^iJdrer u Putnam of th e Boston 

urer Hospital. 

4 All M Al 

Saturday, Nov. 23 

2 p.m. Football: M.S.C. vs. R.P.I 
at Troy 

2 p.m. Soccer: M.S.C. vs. Wes- 
leyan at Middletown. 

To end at football half: Cross 
Country: M.S.C. vs. Rens- 
selaer at Troy. 


^£"th" recent,y Published show 
I men*;. Ilst five years enrollment 

We sincerely hope that the Stock- 
bridge student who went to class with 
a rifle tucked under his arm was not 

le ngi n 



Theta Chi is welcoming sugge8tions 
for a name for their new house. Phi 
i and architectural courses Sig and Kappa Sig have both volun- 
teered, but the Thetes are still not 
.satisfied. Incidentally, aforementioned 
"tects and engineers find house has been unofficially christened 

five times this year. 

Running their last course of the 
season, the Mass. State harriers will 
meet Rensselear Polytech at Troy next 
Saturday afternoon. Entering their 
last race this fall, the Derbymen can 
boast a successful season having bowed 
in defeat only once. 

Inasmuch as this is the first year that 
State meets the New York team, past 
season's encounters between the two 
teams cannot be referred to in rating 
the harriers. ImhI Saturday, however, 
running against Worcester Tech, the 
Cherry and White cross country men 
scored their second win this year with a 
score of 15-40. Other colleges en- 
countered include Albany, Middlebury, 
and Union. The Albany meet resulted 
in a perfect win for Tech, while the one 
with Union gave Resselear a one point 
margin. The Middlebury meet, the 
only loss sustained by Tech, resulted 
in a score of 30-25. The Resselear team 
will consist of Hitchocox, Webster, 
Toole, Koopman, and Sproule. 

itnr~ , vw *- l ° ana < 
***bh to get jobs. 

This wasn't told to us, we only 
heard — that a certain M.D. on the 
campus — there's only one enjoys 
his breakfast in bed every morning. 
Oh, for the life of a college professor! 

W. K. Londergan 


Printers and Publishers 

Telephone 554 

Northampton, Maas. 


Coefc "Hews 

Alpltii Liuilbdll Mii 

Phyllis Macintosh '36, has moved 
from the Homestead to the sorority 

Lambda I Hi a Mu 

Shirley Putnam and Kay Dimock, 
both of the class of '35, were on campus 
over the weekend. 

Sigma Beta Chi 

The weekly Abbey tea, held each 
Wednesday afternoon, was sponsored 
this week by Sigma Beta Chi. Mrs. 
Broughton, the housemother at the 
Abbey, and Miss Colcord, housemother 
at Sigma Beta Chi, poured. The 
following sorority patronesses were 
present: Mrs. Sievers, Mrs. Radcliffe, 
Mrs. Applington, Mrs. Smart, and 
Mrs. Warfel. 

Mrs. Smart, Mrs. Sievers, and Mrs. 
Radcliffe are giving a tea for the girls 
of Sigma Beta Chi at 6 p.m. on Sunday 
at the home of Mrs. Sievers. 


Curutur of Skinner Miueum Trace* 
l)e* elopiuciif of Lighting 

Phi Keta 

Dr. A. H. Lindsey has been secured 
as financial adviser for Phi Zeta to 
replace Miss Mary Foley. 

The Phi Zeta pledge formal will be 
held at the Lord Jeffery Inn on Decem- 
ber 14th, music being furnished by the 
"Music Weavers." 


Eleanor Fillmore '36, manager of 
hockey, announces the following re- 
sults of intersorority hockey competi- 

1st — Phi Zeta 
2nd — Sigma Beta Chi 
3rd — Tie between Alpha Lambda 
Mu and Lambda Delta Mu. 


Virginia Smith '36, manager of rifle, 
announces that following rules: 

During the period Nov. 1 to Nov. 
27, rifle firing for freshman women will 
be held in the rifle gallery during the 
following hours: Tuesday and Thurs- 
day, 2 to 5 p.m. It is requested that all 
freshmen interested in rifle firing re- 
port at this time. 

During the period Dec. 1 to Dec. 19, 
the gallery will be open at the same 
hours for all women students that de- 
sire to try out for the women's rifle 


During the period Jan. 2 to Jan 31, 
intersorority rifle matches will be 

Speaking before the History-Sociol- 
ogv club at its monthly meeting last 
Tuesday eveing, Mr. Howard G. 
Hubbard, curator of the Skinner 
Museum in South Hadley, traced the 
development of Lighting since the 
oldest known lamps, dating to about 
8,000 years ago, to the days of the 
kerosene lamps of our grandparents. 
The earliest known lamp was a 
stone with an indentation in which was 
placed oil and some dried moss for a 
wick. From this time on until the late 
days of the eighteenth century small 
progress was made in the illuminating 
of the homes. The most common 
method during the early colonial 
period was the use of the Pine Wood 
Pitch splinter and holder. This lamp 
gave off a very yellow and smoky 
light and after the short demonstration 
given by Mr. Hubbard we can readily 
understand the necessity of the tho- 
rough spring housecleaning which was 
one of the greatestinstitutions of olden 
days. Contemporary to this pine wood 
splinter lamp was the Rush light of 
which mention is made in literature as 
early as the fifteenth century. 

Besides these lights, various oil 
lamps were in use, but even the best 
was very poor. Many centuries after 
the first lamp, the wick channel was 
set at an angle and even later, a verti- 
cal wick was invented. The oils used 
in these lamps were those of the domes- 
ticated animals, later sperm oil, and 
whale oil were used. About the year 
1850, burning fluids were invented. 
These were dangerous, however, as 
the mixture used, alchohol and tur- 
pentine, was highly explosive and 
many fatal accidents resulted from 
careless handling. When coal oil and 
kerosene were discovered, the art of 
illumination was revolutionized. 

Mr. Hubbard brought with him 
many of the lamps from the collection 
of Mr. Skinner and was thus able not 
only to tell of the advancement in the 
advancement in the science of lighting, 
but was also able to forcefully demon- 
strate the inadequacy of these lights as 
contrasted with our modern electric 


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Produce Three Plays 

With rehearsals for their first pro- 
duction, "Whistling in the Dark," well 
underway, the Amherst Masquers, 
dramatic organization of Amherst 
College, have announced two additional 
plays and a special performance just 
before Christmas to complete their 
program for the season. 

"Whistling in the Dark," the comedy 
medodrama by Laurence Gross and 
Edward Childs Carpenter, which was 
produced in New York in 1932 and 
later released as a motion picture with 
Ernest Truex and Una Merkel in the 
leading roles, will be given in College 
Hall, Amherst, November 21, 22, and 
23. The play concerns a detective 
story writer and his fiancee who become 
entangled with gangsters. 

In March the Masquers will present 
James Bridie's "Tobias and the Angel." 
This new play by the author of "The 
Sleeping Clergyman" has never been 
professionally produced in this country. 
It is a modern version of the Book of 
Tobit, from the Apocrapha, and has 
been successful in England. 

The third production in May, will 
be selected from the following five. 
"Tonight We Improvise," by Luigi 
Pirandello, winner of the 1934 Nobel 
prize for literature, is characterized as 
a modern drama with typical Piran- 
dellian inventions. Much of its action 
takes place in the lobby and the audi- 
torium of the theater. Second on the 
list is "Macbeth" by William Shakes- 
peare. A third possibility is "Noah," 
written by Andre Obley and adapted by 
Arthur WiLnurt, Amherst *28. This 
play was a Broadway production of 
last season. Two other plays that have 
been mentioned are "Abraham Lin- 
coln" by John Drinkwater, and "The 
Alchemist" by Ben Jonson. 

Just prior to the Christmas recess, 
the Masquers plan to sponsor a reading 
of a special adaption of the Bible 
story of the Virgin to be accompanied 
by tableaux which will imitate the 
series of frescos painted in 1304 in the 
Arena Chapel at Padua by Giotto. 
There will also be church music of the 
13th century by a choir of mixed 

Professor Henry Scott, of the de- 
partment of Fine Arts at Amherst 
College, and his wife conceived the 
idea of this creation and have pre- 
sented it with outstanding success to 
Pittsburg audiences. They will direct 
the Amherst performances and will 
carefully select their cast from the 
faculty and students of Amherst 

Renewals for season tickets, and 
assignments for new patrons, are now 
being made by Miss Eleanor O'Connor, 
The Student Activities office, Amherst 

"Homestead" Home-Economics Practice 

House Famous Landmark in Amherst 

By Gertrude Vickery 

The earliest records pertaining to the 
settlement of the town of Amherst 
appear in the year 1700, when on 
March 4, 1700, the town of Hadley 
voted to divide all common land in the 
town east of the meeting house. This 
land was divided by lot among the 
inhabitants. In this way, the land on 
which the Homestead was build came 
into the possession of the Porter 
family. It was sold on November 6, 
1727 by Eleazer Porter to the brothers 
John and Johnathon Cowles. There is 
some controversy as to whether Johna- 
thon Cowles built the house or not. 
However, the consensus of opinion is 
that it was built by Olivers Cowles 
about the time of his marriage in 1726. 
He is shown to have lived on the 
Northwest highway in Amherst by 
a map of the town published shortly 
after this time. 

Oliver Cowles was a soldier in the 
French and Indian wars, served in the 
Campaigns of 1755 and 1758 and was in 
the company of Captain Elizah Smith. 
He did serve in the Revolutionary 
War, but there is no record of his 
particular activities. 

The next owner, Enos Cowles re- 
ceived two-thirds of his father's house 
and farm in partnership with his 
brother Simeon at the death of his 
father in 1776 and lived there until his 
death in 1825. Brother Simeon also 
lived there during the same period of 
years. He was a Revolutionary War 
soldier and a member of Shay's Rebell. 
He was one of the incorporators of the 
Second Congregational Church of Am- 
herst. In his will he left the house to 
his Nephew Levi D. Cowles under the 
condition that he pay to his daughter, 
Thankful Dickinson, and her husband 
the sum of three thousand dollars 
within three years, of his (Simeon's) 

During the next few years the house 
was held by successive members of the 
Cowles family, until in October, 1864, 
the land and house were purchased by 
the newly formed Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. On this estate were 
five sets of farm buildings of no great 
permanent value. 

Although evidence that the house 
was built by Oliver Cowles at about 
the time of his marriage in 1762 seems 
to be stronger, there are indications 
found in the framing, such as summer 

beams across the ceiling of the r< ^mg 
that seem to favor an earlier date 
It was built in the transition p nod 
when the Old English Tradition wag 
becoming obsolete but had not en relv 

After the purchase of the estate by 
the college the house was first use-i f or 
a farm house, but in 1929, by means of 
money raised throughout the s'ate 
largely through the efforts of the 
Grange, the house was built up and 
renovated to be used as the Practice 
House for the girls majoring in Home 
Economics. In the redecorating of the 
house the paint was scraped from the 
woodwork to the original finish ] 
the Pine Room fifteen coats of paint 
were removed and the walls stained 
to bring out their natural beauty. 
On October 4, 1929, the House was 
ready to be opened and at the Christen- 
ing it received the official name of the 

Today the house is essentially as it 
was when built by Oliver Cowles, but 
it has been changed to meet its present 
duties as a modern convenient home. 
The North front room in the original 
house was used as a living room. In 
the west corner was a partition which 
held a bed which could be put out of 
sight during the day time. In this 
place were kept the raisins. There wag 
a large fireplace which was used for 
heating. The ceiling of the room was 
made of mud plaster and it was a 
continual problem of keeping it white 
washed to cover the unsightly color. 
The beams were rough hewn and 
painted as they now are all over the 
house. This room is now a study and 
living room for the faculty advisor 
who lives with the girls. The old 
paneling and the floor are the same as 
it was in the house in 1762. 

The dining room has always been, 
as far as is known, essentially the 
same. In the original house it was 
larger. Part of the ell of which it was 
composed was torn down when the 
college bought it. It may be that the 
original kitchen was aslo in part of this 

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Departmental Clubs 
Active on Campus 

||., Christian Association 

! he Christian Association, working 
j n conjunction with the United Hi>- 
lit;ious Association actively supports all 
r religious activities on campus. 
It* membership is divided into three 
group*: deputations, social service, and 
Bibb study. During the summer as 
w, li is during the school years, its 
n „ tnbefi arc sent as delegates to 
various religious conferences. (Jeorge 
Milne If president; Philip Spear vice- 
president; Kenneth Cuthbcrfson sec- 
retary; 1'hilip Chase, treasurer. 

l.iiii.Ueupe Club 

The Landscape Club is composed of 
all landscape students who are in- 
terested in broadening their scope of 
knowledge outside the regular college 
landscape courses. Faculty members of 
th. department and outside speakers 
an beard. In the spring the club gives 
a danee. Dean Click '36, is president. 


IMiv-u'm Club 

The membership in the Physics club 
il restricted to those students taking 
advanced courses in physics. At the 
monthly meetings interesting subjects 
relating to physics are discuss, d, and 
papers are read. After each meeting 
light refreshments are served. This 
year's officers have not been elected. 

Student Ua*M for I ml. |>,.,„. 

The Student League for Industrial 
Democracy is « national organization 
with chapters in over one hundred and 
fifty college* and universities Its 
purpose is to stimulate clear and un- 
prejudiced thinking on controversial 
issues, and to crystallize student 
opinion on current social, economic 
and political problems, it reoognixea 
a need for fundamental change in the 
economic structure of our society, and 
attempts to discover what this change 
should be. It is dedicated to the causi 
of peace, to the elimination of racial 
prejudice and discrimination, and to 
academic freedom. It is opposed to 
war and Fascism. 

Clare Pineo is president; Marion 
Shaw, secretary and treasurer 

Campus Reforestration 
To be Completed Soon 


The Young Women's Christian As- 
sociation attempts to provide an 
opportunity for its members to realize 
full and creative lives through a 
growing knowledge of Cod. It particu- 
larly emphasises small group organiza- 
tion in poetry, dramatics, music, 
world education, and for Sunday 
afternoon retreats. It also sends 
delegates to Northfield, and to Maqua. 
It's president is Emily Healy '37. 

Animal Husbandry Cluli 

The Animal Husbandry club seeks 
to bring about a balance between 
social, practical, and theoretical prob- 
lems by providing its members an 
opportunity to mee» men leading in 
tin it particular field of agriculture, and 
lis regular meetings with addresses on 
pertinent subjects during the wintei 
months. President is Ray Proctor; 
treasurer, John Ruda. 

Outing Club 

The aims of the Outing Club are to 
familiarize the student with nearby 
trails, and the experiences of camping 
and hiking. During the year the mem 
hers indulge in many hikes, ranging 
from short tramps to Mt. Warner, to 
long trips to Creylock. 

0air> Club 

The Dairy Club sponsors regulai 
meetings during the college year for the 
purpoac of creating a stronger de- 
partment of dairy science by bringing 
together the students majoring in the 
field. Outside speakers are secured to 
address the club on various aspects of 
dairy s< ience. It is hoped that all those 
interested in the production and dis- 
tribution of dairy milk and milk 
product! will attend the meetings. 
Tins year's officers have not been 


NUtory.Sm-iolo&y Club 

The purpose of the History -Sociology 
club is to permit the students majoring 
in biarory and sociology to supplement 
the courses now offered in the de- 
partment. Informal meetings are held 
wery three weeks at which time guest 
■posters address the ciub on peuinem 
t0 P"s, or students lead papers on 
original research in sociology or on 
international relationships. This club 
■ the campus representative of the 
International Relationship club move- 
ment in the country. Officers are: 
H'-heri Bray '36, president; Dorothy 
Nurmi '36, vice-president; Gladys 
■» '38, secretary; and Fred 

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Continued from pass 3 

repeated punting. Northeast em came 
into action for the first time as Rook 
quickly kicked from his own 20 on the 
first play to send the hall over the 
end zone for a touehhack. State's 
punt went only to the 47 yard line, 
and a shovel pass brought the Huskies 
to State's 22. A recovered fumble and 
a pass from Rook to Renjamin took the 
hall to the 9 where, after three painless 
plays the Huskies passed for their first 
score and Hart converted. 

Completely outplaying the home 
team during the third quarter, the 
Taubemen came within the Northeast- 
ern 35-yard line three times, only to 
have each advance staved off. Tikof- 
ski led the State attack during this 
period, turning in two first downs on 
fine plunges on the first, second and 
third plays after the Taubemen took 
possession of the ball, after the kick- 
off, along with shorter runs. A pass to 
Lapham was also completed for a first 
down during this period. 

A highly active last period saw 
Fraser, Hart and Mahaffey combining 
to push the ball from their own 38 
across the final marker with one ex- 
change of punts, and a recovered State 
fumble. Lapham blocked the second 
conversion attempt. Not undaunted, 
however, the Taubemen began an 
advance from their own 20. Riel and 
Stewart lugged the ball up to the 
Husky 40 on three carries. Fraser 
intercepted a pass, which did not halt 
things long, however, for Tik and 
Lapham blocked and recovered on the 
next punt to set the stage for the 

Ten class trees, which were set out 
by departing students in the '7()'s, have, 
been removed by the grounds depart- 
ment in its tree -repairing and tree 
planting program. Several of the 
remaining elms are drying from gas 
which has escaped from pipes, and 
the drying effect of the new steam- 

Replacement of these trees is being 
mad., along the road in front of (loess- 
man Laboratory and along Pleasant 
Street. The new trees, which will 
eventually restore the tunnel of elms, 
are being planted five feet inside the 
old line to allow for widening of the 

Trimming of all campus trees, begun 
in September by the grounds depart- 
in. -nt with the cooperation of H L. 
Frost of the board of trustees and 
Hart let t tree experts, has been com- 
pleted except in the Ravine. More 
than l. r >0 truck loads of branches were 

removed before the work was tem- 
porarily held up by a shortage of 

Landscaping of the grounds around 
That, her Hall and Coodell Library will 
be completed before winter. At Thatch- 
er Hall, the grounds department 
has set out Chinese elms at the sides 
of the buildings, and planted a hedge in 
trout. The embankment in hark of (he 
dormitory has been graded and will be 
seeded. Underbrush has been cleared 
out of the grove on the south side. 

Planting of trees and hedges at 
Coodell Library will begin very soon. 
A new project to be undertaken by 
the grounds department is the estab- 
lishment of a college nursery for large While the college has a nursery 
for propagating plants at present, it 
has been forced to buy its larger trees 

In addition to supplying trees for the 
entire campus, the new nursery will he 
-so placed as to beautify the grounds 
south of the Fast Fxperiment Station. 


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Leather, Wool, Silk and Velvet 

final touchdown of the contest. 
The line-up: 


Uirchall, McKicrnan, le; Chursz, It; 
Chaplick, Callahan, Ig; Kornich. Ab- 
bruzzese. Chambers, r; Yeschcnas, 
Bliss, Lavache, rg; Dean, Morse, rt ; 
Median, Spidell, Hartwell, re; Rook, 
qb; Fraser, DiCicco, Templeman, Min- 
na, Ihb; Hakanson, Cahill, Mahaffey, 
Contrdo, rhb; Hart, Mahaffey, fb. 

MASS. STATE Adams, re; 

Shulkin, Gray, rt; Hernstein, rg; 
Rossiter, c; Sievers, Bongiolatti, Ig, 
Peterson, It; Lapham, Lehr, Mosely, le; 
Sturtevant, Alpert, qb; Allen, Riel; 
rhb; Stewart Ihb; Koenig, Tikofski, fb. 
Score by periods 1 2 3 4 T 

Northeastern 7 13 

Mass. State 6 6 12 

Touchdowns, Lapham, Median, Ma- 
haffey, Mosely. Points after touch- 
down. Hart 'placement;. Referee, 
Dolph W. Samborski, Harvard. Um- 
pire, F. J. Murray, Georgetown. 
Linesman,. J. B. McAuliffe, Dartmouth. 
Field judge, E. R. Cilmartin, George- 
town. Time, four 16 min. periods. 


Continmu/ from PcjSMj 1 
teaching methods. 
"Every teacher should use every 

available tool to improve leaching," 
declared Mr. Krasker. "If a new 
method helps a student to learn, then 
it should be used in teaching. In this 
method we use such practices as 
demons! rat ions, trips, the radio, ex- 
hibits models experiments, pictures, 
slides, motion pictures silent and 
sound, and the many other possible 
devices which can be called Teaching 

"We are advocating that teachers 
illustrate their lessons in such ways 
that the learning situation will be as 
nearly lifelike as possible," Mr. Kras- 
ker continued. "My the use of motion 
pictures and other teaching devices it 
is not intended to supplant the text 
and mfer— OS but rather to supple- 
ment their use. Through this new 
medium we are able to bring the world 
into the classroom. The only method 
of travelling for the average child is 
the motion picture. We can bring to 
him foreign countries, the habits and 
customs of the people, the industry of 
EST away lands, and the play of foreign 
children, resulting in a better under 
standing of the peoples of the world." 
Mr. Krasker told of experiments 
carried OB by Harvard University in 
the cities of Lynn, Revere, and Quincy 
in which the value of sound moving 
pictures in the leaching of general 
science was tested. The tests were 
very carefully prepared and scientif- 
ically presented. "Immediately at the 
close of the experiment," declared Mr. 
Krasker. "an examination given 
Showed thai the group studying with 
I he films scored L'O , more than the 
group studying the same subject 
mailer without the films. 

"After three months |,.,d elapsed 
mother test was given to determine 

the retention of kn o wled ge , end lure 

it was found thai (he group studying 
the films scored 3«>', higher than the 
group studying without the films. 
A 30', increased efliciency is setting 
a new standard in educational prac 


Cimlinuiil from /'</>».■ 2 
line bucks were stopped by Hush. 
Chrisleiis.n, and Keofe. The) Half 
ended with the hall in mid field. 

Good Of the visitors took the kick off 
back for twenty-live yards and laterall- 
Sd it for five more. Macintoch, who had 
been playing a good game, was burl on 
the play. 

In the third quarter Farm School 
opened up with a running and lateral 
attack that kept Stockbridge on the 


In the last Wnldman tossed a 

thirty-yard forward to Mazer who ran 
back towards his own team for the 
yards, and then turned around and ran 
ten for a touchdown, Godd converted 
for Farm School. 

The visitors added (wo more points 
In the last quarter when they forced 
Stockbridge back over its own goal 
hue on an attempted lateral end- 
sweep. Anthony was hurt on the play, 
and retired from the game 

Stockbridge recovered a Farm School 
fumble. Alton was sent into throw 
passes, but the game ended with 

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provincialism, but to an international 
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The above is neitluran argument nor 
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facts in the case of nationalism in 
music as suggested |, y the program 
being considered. And if I were asked, 
"Do you have to think of such consid- 
erations in order to eiijov a concert?" 
I would answer "Certainly not' 

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Speaking for the studentH at the 
afternoon exercises, John McConchie, 
president of the Student Senate, 
represented the student's chief interest 
in Goodell Library as evidence of 
another great transitional period in 
the life of Massachusetts State College, 
and a symbol of what is to be in the 

"To the student, the college library 
is the focal center of his intellectual 
pursuits. It is the hub about which 
his entire educational program re- 
volves. In times of doubt, in times of 
leisure, or in times of study, the li- 
brary offers him his immediate solu- 
tion. It is the course of mental stim- 
ulation and mental relaxation. The 
wealth of material enclosed within the 
walls of this particular library offers 
a distinct challenge which the consci- 
entious student cannot afford to let 
pass unheeded. On the other hand, 
the very atmosphere permeating this 
beautiful building provides an ideal 
setting for the student who wishes to 
indulge in quiet meditation. The ad- 
vantages of any library are many, but 
the advantages of a college library 
such as this one are limitless. 

"Strange as it may seem, however, 
I do not think that the student's chief 
interest in the Goodell Library lies in 
what it offers, but, rather, in what it 

represents. To the undergraduate, it 
is evidence of another great transi- 
tional period in the life of Massachu- 
setts State College, and a symbol of 
what is to be in the future. I think 
it would be practically impossible to 
find one student on our campus today, 
who is not positive that this college 
will be generally recognized as one of 
the leading educational institutions of 
its kind in the Kast within the next 
decade. Evidences of her rapid growth 
and expansion have been especially 
prevalent during the past few years. 
Classrooms are taxed to capacity, the 
burden of our teaching staff increases 
yearly, entrance requirements are 
more rigid than ever before, and the 
start of each school year finds out ad- 
ministration overwhelmed with appli- 
cants, hundreds of whom are turned 
away. There is no doubt that Massa- 
chusetts State College is beginning to 
suffer a bit from growing pains." 

In his tribute to Goodell, Charles 
S. Plumb '82, suggested that a para- 
graph, written by Goodell for the 
1895 college catalog, "should be set 
in bronze and placed upon the wall in 
the heart of this new and model 

The quotation read: "The library 
of the college belongs to every de- 
partment, and is used alike by profes- 
sor and student. It is the right arm 
of the instructor and the most im- 
portant factor in the education of the 

pupil. There is no one thing which 
conduces so powerfully to the intel- 
lectual growth and activity of a col- 
lege as the general intelligent use of 
its library. To bring it to its highest 
state of efficiency it must be kept 
abreast of the mental development of 
the age, and garner in the harvest of 
fresh thought and discovery from 
every quarter of the glove. Fresh 
solutions of old problems awaken new 
interest, and the dullest mind grows 
brighter by contact with the minds of 
other men." 

Other speakers were President Hugh 
P. Baker, Davis R. Dewey, a trustee 
of the college, Basil B. Wood, and 
Clarence E. Sherman of the Provi- 
dence Public Library. 



Continued from Page 1 
New Englander and that in him might 
be found an embodiment. Her con- 
ventional notion of a typical Yankee 
temperament, he regards as nonsense. 
"I never set out to capture the spirit of 
New England, nor of any other part 
of the country," he said. As to the 
question raised what is a typical 
Yankee, he answered, "I really don't 
know and don't want to." The thought 
that C.ladys Carroll found in Frost's 
Bowdoin friend, Coffin, the height of 

Yankee exuberance, brought a twinkle 
to his eye. "I should be amused to see 
New England become exuberant, ebul- 
lient, and excessive," he said. He 
found equally amusing his own quoted 
departure from the staid to the un- 
staid, lo the less constrained, to the 
buoyant and the elated. He hopes that 
he is neither depressed nor elated, 
elation being too perilously akin to the 
inflation of our unfortunate economic 

Doubtless, Robert Frost's recent 
works are written in a mood the con- 
tours of which are modified by the 
constant current of time and experience 
and so it may be expected, just as a 
rock against whom a tide continually 
rushes cannot remain unchanged. But, 
the fact is, that Gladys Hasty Carroll 
brings down to an impersonal, objective 
scrutiny that change in terms of the 
tide and not of the character of the 

The statement that high echoo] 
students are being driven to '\ •! 
puip magazine*" by the schools' 
practice of cramming "Shak< 
and the English and American d 
down their throats" was made at the 
annual convention of the Pennsylvania 
Library Association. 

"No institution does as mu. 
destroy the love of reading as the 
average high school," said Carl \\ 
Bully of DuBois. "Teachers destroy 
the desire of a student to read titer he 
leaves school by the manner in which 
they cram the classics down his 

Harvard will celebrate the 300th 
anniversary of its founding in 1936. 
It is the oldest institution of highei 
learning in the United States. 

A society known as the "Stray 
Creeks" has been started at Purdue. 
It is composed of transfer students who 
were members of Greek organizations 
not represented at Purdue. 

To you natural-born wallflowers: 
Don't grieve and wince with envy as 
you watch a gifted pair of dan 
glide by, floating effortless as peanut 
shucks in a mud puddle. They may he 
in love, but on the other hand ah, 

A criminology class at Syracuse 
University (N.Y.) has discovered that 
morons can dance as well, if not better, 
than most people of normal mentality. 
They are gifted with an abnormally 
developed sense of rhythm, the stu- 
dents declare. 

The Yales and Harvards still keep 
up their playful rivalry. A canary 
bird, Yale Daily News mascot, was 
kidnapped by three Harvard men the 
other day. 

C&UA44,, J'tot JUS 


They do say they're milder and taste better 
and IVc heard tell they satisfy 

Support the 
A. B. Degree 


M. A. C. Library. 

Vol. XLVI 





No. » 

Cast to be Chosen for Production 
Of "Othello" by Roister Doisters 

Stewart Voted Class 
President for Fourth 
Consecutive Year 

Novel Feature of Winter Play to be 

I ae of Two Casts for Lead Roles. 

Try-out* Scheduled for Dec. .'I 

The first Roister Doister effort of the 
current season will be Shakespeare's 
Othello, it was announced recently by 
Professor Frank Prentice Rand, coach 
,,( the organization. Tryouts for the 
play will be held in Stockbridge Hall, 
■it B o'clock the evening of December 
3 for a production sometime in March. 

Several innovations have been 
plumed for this year's production. In 
order to take care of the large number 
.it applicants who usually appear for 
parte, the play will be presented on two 
>uo .ssive evenings with alternation in 
leading roles as casting permits. 

Othello was chosen because of the 
growing rise in Shakespearian popu- 
larity and because Othello is a play not 
Usually appearing in amateur reper- 
toires. It is felt that students should 
be given I chance to see a Shakespeari- 
Continued to Page 6 

Leon tn llorrigiui. Bent rice Rjif|,. r , 
Rill Goddard, Emil Kocnig „ m | ' 
Fred Murphy Other 
Officer* Elected 


Chaperon— for the annual Military 
Ball were announced today and in- 
cluded Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. 
Horace T. Aplington, Major and Mrs. 
Herbert E, Watkins, and Captain and 
lira. Leo B. Conner. Invited guests 
in lude President and Mrs. Hugh P. 
Maker and Dean and Mrs. William L. 

Alter a brief session with the presi- 
dent of the inter-sorority council, fears 
that sorority rushing would interefere 
with the ball were quickly dispelled. 

Attendance this year will be neces- 
sarily limited in order to prevent the 
dance from being overcrowded. Stu- 
dents are therefore advised to secure 
their programs as soon as possible. 
The price is $3.00 per couple and the 
programs may be obtained from any 
member of the committee which in- 
cludes Norvin Laubenstein, chairman; 
Har.,1.1 Midgely, Chester Gates, Harry 
Johnson, Frederick Bull and Kenwood 


Senior class officers elected last 
Thursday are as follows: president, 
John Stewart; vice-president, Leonta 
Horrigan; secretary, Beatrice Rafter; 
treasurer, William Goddard; captain! 
Emil J. Koenig; and sergeant-at-arms! 
Fred Murphy. 

John Stewart, the president, is a 
graduate of Needham High School 
and his election last Thursday marks 
the fourth time he has been chosen to 
lead his class here at State. Stewart is 
also a member of the Senate, and has 
been outstanding as an athlete, holding 
five letters in football, baseball, and 
basketball. He is a member of Kappa 
Sigma fraternity. 

Leonta Horrigan is a graduate of 
West Springfield High School and has 
attained a distinguished scholastic 
record at M.S.C. She is one of the 
eleven seniors elected to Phi Kappa 
Phi last month. Miss Horrigan is a 
member of the Y.W.C.A. and acted as 
vice-president of that organization 
last year. She is a member of the 
student committee appointed to work 
for the A.B. degree, and was associate 
editor of the 1935 Index. Miss Horri- 
gan is a member of Alpha Lambda Mu 
sorority, and is an Knglish major. 

The newly-elected secretary of the 
class, Beatrice Rafter, was graduated 
from Sharon High School, and is a 
zoology major. She is a member of the 
intersorority council, the Y.W.C.A., 
the Women's Athletic Association and 
Continued to Page 6 


The student committee appointed by 
the Senate to work for an A.B. degree 
at Massachusetts State, conferred with 
President Baker and Dean Machmer 
at a special conference held in the 
President's office last Thursday after- 
noon, it was learned today. No definite 
announcement as to progress made so 
tar in the campaign has heen forth- 
coming from the committee although 
it was learned on good authority, this 
morning, that contacts are being made 

and a definite program of action has 
been outlined. 

Calvin Hannum, chairman of the 

student committee, has announced the 

appointment of another senior to the 

committee). The newly-appointed 

member is George Monroe. 

The student committee will meet 

with President Baker at another met I 

ing this afternoon. 

Jitney Players to Appear Again 
On Social Union Program Dec. 6 

Pres. Baker Returns 
From Wash. Meeting 

r "«' Members of Faculty in Prewi- 
Heni a |\. ir t v , it Conference of 
Land Grant College* and 
1 ni» ersitieh 



After considerable delay because of 
the fact that several fraternities were 
late in handing in their scholarship 
reports, it was announced last week 
by Dean William L. Machmer that 
Kappa Sigma had won the Inter 
fraternity Cup for the year 1984-36. 
In view of the fact that the cup was 
created with the stipulation that any 
fraternity winning the cup three 
times would retain the cup permanent- 
ly, and since Kappa Sigma has man- 
aged to win the cup three out of the 
five times that it has been awarded. 
Their latest victory entitles them now 
to permanent ownership of the cup 
and they are priveleged to do what- 
ever they wish to do with it. 

Robert Frost Reads 
Well Known Works 
At Social Union 

'.Mending Wnll," "Rirche*. I'll* 

Grindstone," niul Other Favorite 
Poems of Famous Amherst Resi- 
dent. Presented in Bowker Audi- 

"The Rival*" to he Presented l.v 

Popular Company, in Third 

Appearance on Campus 

On December o, tin- Social Union 
will again bring to this campus the 
Jitney Players in a presentation of 


President Hugh P. Baker and five 

"embers of the college staff returned 

"<V fron, the meet i ng of the Associ- 

,on "t U n d Grant Colleges and 

Umversitiea at Washington, D.C. 

Too* attending with Dr. Baker 

r »d J. Sievers, director of the 

r f*nment station and the graduate 

school WiHard A. Munson, director 

jejtengion service; Dean William A. 

Kdna L. Skinner, head of 

e -ton of home economics; and 

* . Herr, state home demon- 

' r "" " n l( a <ter of the extension service. 

' r Munson was chairman of the 

n organization and policy 

'on directors' section of 

th <" land 

KTant colleges organization. 


mem* - he third year he ha8 been a 
disc "'" th ' S comnuttee - Subjects 

included: relation of ex- 
Federal emergency pro- 

le* . _ 

eluding resettlement, soil 
credTr 9 ' '"" rUral electrifi cation, farm 
land'u " ilnini8tra t>on; and long-time 
p] a '''''tion and farm management 

Madame Fernanda Doria, widely 
known mezzo contralto and brilliant 
prima donna, today gave a concert 
recital at convocation. Her accom- 
panist was Richard Malaby, an out- 
standing composer-pianist and a con- 
cert artist in his own right. This is the 
second appearance of the couple at 
Stockbridge Hall, their first being last 
July at an entertainment of the College 
summer school. 

Madame Doria has recently com- 
pleted a concert tour of Europe, where 
she won especial acclaim in the opera 
houses of Italy. Her operatic achieve- 
ments in America have included lead- 
ing contralto roles with the Chicago 
Civic, San Francisco, Philadelphia 
Civic, Scotti, and San Carlo opera 
companies. She has also concertized 
extensively in the United States, Eng- 
land, and Italy. 

Mr. Malaby, pianist and composer, 
has appeared on the concert stage and 
over N.B.C. networks on commerical 
ladio porgrams. For four years he has 
been pianist soloist and composer for 
the "Cheerio" hour. He composed 
music for three recent New York pro- 
ductions and has written ballets for 
Jacques Cartier; "Gethsemene," "La- 
zarus," and "The Borgias." During the 
scmmer of 1932 he served as director 
and coach for Ramon Navarro in 
Hollywood. In the summer of 1933 he 
was music director for the Cape Play- 
house at Dennis. 

Presented to the college by his son 
and daughter, an oil portrait of William 
Henry Howker was hung in the lobby 
entrance to the auditorium named in 
his memory in Stockbridge Hall. The 
painting is life size and is the work of 
Miss Brownell. 

William Henry Bowker was a grad- 
uate in the "pioneer" class of 1871 and 
served on the hoard of trustees of the 
college from 188") to his death in 1916. 

Bringing hia interpretations of New 
England life, Robert Frost, distin- 
guished poet, appeared last Friday 
night in Bowker Auditorium at the 
opening presentation of the Social 
Union series. Mr. Frost read from his 
works, first the well loved favorites: 
Mending Wall; Htrehes; TheC.rindsttme ; 
The COW in Apple Time; The Itoad Not 
Taken; Stopping l,y the Woods on a 
Snowy Keening; The Runaway: Dust 
of Snow; and Nothing (laid Can Stay. 
From his later works he nad Desert 
Places; Turn Tramps; Mud Time. Depe 
partmentul; The LineCang ; and Bmnu' 

"I had been asked whether I would 
lead from my own poems," Mr. Frost 
said. The idea seemed to amuse him 
greatly. He declared himself unwilling 
to attempt reading from another 
poet's works claiming that only master 
readers are capable of doing so with 
any spontaneity or justice of inter 
pretation. This is not hard to under- 
stand, for who besides Frost himself 
could read as well into The C.rtndstam 
or Two Tramps at Mud Time, hoth the 
whimsy and the daylight philosophy 
which is essentially Frost. 

Mr. Frost commended the agrarian. 
Without doubt, he has caught in his 
verse more accurately than any other 
poet the spirit of rural New England 
It is useless for him to deny his ex- 
pression of that spirit, for whether 
consciously or unconsciously, in his 
poems he affirms so emphatically what 
he has denied that his readers can come 
but to one conclusion: Mr. Frost is 
New England. With such concrete 
Continued on Page 6 

Ethel Marrymore Coll 
Appearing with Jitney /'layrrs 

Sheridan's "The Rivals." During the 
past three year the Jitney players have 
presented here "Murder in the Red 
Barn" and "Streets of New York." 
both of which proved excellent comedy 
presentations. For the past ten years 
the Jitney Players have heen coming to 
this campus, and are rece i ved with 
ever-growing popularity by the student 

The Jitney Players were founded in 
the spring of 192,'l by Bushnell and 
Alice Cheney. They recruited a com- 
pany from among their young pro- 
fessional friends, picked out some 
plays and put them into rehearsal, took 
the money they dad received in wed- 
ding checks and l>ought trucks, scenery. 
Continued on Page ( t 

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Thursday, No*. 21 

140 p.m. Collegian Boslaeai is...iei Conpc 


730 p.m. B.irvl Rehearsal Du e ha 
9 'ni p.m. Women's Glee Club, su* kbridse 
Friday. Nov. 22 

BsOOp m W A \ dance, Drill I fall 
Saturday. Nov. 2.1 

1 :.'{<) p.m. Tufts' Informal Unit M.ill 
4:30 p.m. CofleC Dan. <• Sitjtna Beta ( lii 
BiOO p.m Tuft'l Informal Drill Hall 
Sunday, Nov. 24 

5:00 p.m. Vespers, Hi. Imp Chattel Burns. 
Memorial Building 
Tuesday, Nov. 2b 

-i p.m. MCB, women, lead*. OfCBWtn 
rehearsal. Memorial Building 
Wednesday. Nov. 27 

12 Boon, Thanksgiving Rcoam t>»*Kins 
Monday, Dec. 2 
SsOOa.n. ( la---- K»»iume 
Sorority Ru^hinx < ostmeneet 
Tuesday. Dec. t 

I:.; 1 );.:;. ' 4:-niun Busin<-,- Board Compe- 
- >) p.m Men. women, leads, or. h<'«ra re- 
tail. Memo ri a l Building 
Wednesday. I>ec. 4 
SjQD p.m. Orchestra anr] leads mbeana!, 
Memorial Building 
Thursday. Dec. 5 

SO0 p.m. Men wonvn orchestra rehearsal. 
Memorial Building 


Having sold the roof over its collect 
ive heads, Theta Chi, the fourth oldest 
fraternity on the campus, expects to 
move at the end of the first semester to 
its new house b e t w een the Phi S&JBMI 
Kappa house and the residence of 
W. B. Drury at the south entrance to 
the campus. 

Theta Chi, the perambulating fra- 
ternity, moved into its present house 
eleven years ago. Only minor changes 
have been made in the building since it 
was remodelled from a private home 
for the fraternity's use. With the 
construction of the new house this fall, 
the present building was sold to 
Charles Harris '30. It is not known 
what is to be done with the property. 
The new house has the appearance of 
a two and one-half story structure with 
a brick veneer finish. By making use 
of the grade down from Pleasant 
Street, the dining room in the base- 
ment opens out onto a terrace west of 
the house. On the west, the house has 
three and one-half stories. 

In the basement there is a chapter 
room, a dining room finished in Eng- 
lish tavern motif with a normal seat- 
ing capacity of thirty-five, a kitchen, 
and A heating plant with provision for 
controlled humidification. 

On the first floor is a living room 
commanding, through a wide bay, a 

view of Mt. Warner and the Berkshirea. 
A library, study room, guest room ..,,cj 
j matron's suite are also included. 

On the second floor are study rooms 
and showers. In the study rooms are 
individual built-in wardrobe units of a 
chest of drawers and closet for each 
student. The necessity for chiffoniers 
is eliminated. 

The third floor is devoted to sleeping 
quarters for students, storage space 
for trunks and supplies, and one study 
room. The- sleeping cpi arters open 
onto a western "sunnery." 

Twenty-seven men will live in the 

Members of the building committee 
are Hubert O. Klder '2H of Amherst, 
chairman; Philip K. Whitmore IT, of 
Sunderland; Benjamin C L Sander '16 
of Greenfield; Kliot Dodge '26 of Sims- 
bury, Connecticut; Frank Homeyer '28 
of Brookline; Charles Harris iO of 
Segranset; and Yale Taylor 'M. 

The architect was Bernhard Dirks of 

Theta Chi began as Theta Phi, a 
local fraternity at MAC. in 1911 it 
became the third national fraternity on 
the campus when it was granted a 
charter as Theta chapter by Theta 

This fall Theta Chi pledged fourteen 
freshmen and two transfer students. 

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For a number of years there has been a growing demand at Mass- 
achusetts State College for an A.B. degree. Time after time, stua 
dents and alumni have suggested, asked, and even demanded that 
some action be taken which would result in the coilege obtaining 
the privilege to grant the degree. 

Arguments for granting the degree are too many to enumerate- 
They have been brought forth and presented time and time again. 
Evidence to substantiate the claims advanced has been collected 
and presented. No action results. But stranger still, no reasons are 
offered for the lack of action. Always, the arguments for the degree 
are advanced by alumni or students. And the officials who can 
take steps to secure the degree remain silent. 

It would seem to us that if no action is taken on demands for the 
A.B. degree, there ought to be several reasons why such action is 
not taken. But these reasons, if they exist, remain curiously un- 
spoken. As a result, we would seem to be forced to the conclusion 
that no real reasons do exist. 

However, we shall attempt to discover certain factors that might 
be offered as reasons for the lack of action. And we shall comment 
briefly on each of them. 

In the first place, there is the possibility that the officials who 
can try to secure an A.B. degree for State feel that there is no real 
demand for it. 

We disagree, with that stand. We feel that the benefits to be 
secured from the power to grant the degree are known to alumni 
and students and that they do want the degree at State. From our 
contact with the student body and our more limited contact with 
the alumni, we are certain that there is a real demand. 

In the near future, each member of the student body will be 
given an opportunity to express his feeling on this subject. Those 
results will show definitely just what the situation is. 

Another factor that might be offered as an objection concerns 
what some people like to call the conflict between agriculture and 
the other lines of study offered here. We fail to see any conflict in 
the first place, and certainly fail to see where the granting of an 
A.B. degree is going to cause an alienation of the agricultural 


The removal of a situation whereby a French major receives a 
B.S. degree, attesting as far as the degree is concerned, to his pre- 
paration and training as a scientist would be of much benefit to 
those students majoring in science and that includes those major- 
ing agriculture. It would improve the value of Massachusetts 
State's B.S. degree. 

The necessity for special appropriations might be advanced as an 
objection. That objection like the others, fails to impress us as 
being important. All changes necessary for granting the A.B. de- 
gree are purely departmental. As we have pointed out before, there 
are no special legislative acts necessary. All that is necessary is a 
request from the President of M.S.C. to the trustees. The power 
to grant the degree rests with them. The formation of a division of 
humanities would require no farther reaching changes than did the 
reorganization of the economics and physical education depart- 
ments. The expense necessary would be negligible when we con- 
sider the values to be derived from the change. 

We can think of other factors that might be offered as reasons 
why no action'should be taken. But in each instance, they are not 
important objections. As far as we can see, there is no real reason 
why steps should not be taken to obtain the A.B. degree for Massa- 
chusetts State. 

But we cannot help asking, upon what reasons do the college 
officials base their failure to take action to secure the degree? 

lulls tl.llll. Sells 

Those desiring good reserved seats 
for the Tufts game should make their 
reservations at the Physical Educa- 
tion Office as soon as possihle. 

All requests for tickets must be 
accompanied by cash, check, or money 
order for the full amount. Reserved 
seats are $2.20 each. 

Student activity tickets may be 
exchanged for reserved seats on the 
payment of $1.20. All additional 
tickets are $2.20 each. 

Student activity tickets are good for 
admission to the Massachusetts State 
cheering section. 

Feritald Club 

Mr. William Marshall of the U.S. 
Forestry Service will speak on "Wild 
Life" tonight, November 21, at 7 p.m., 
at Fernald Hall. 

lulls I11l0r111.1l 

The Tufts Informal will be held in 
the Drill Hall, Saturday evening. 
Music will be furnished by Dick 
Minot and his eleven piece orchestra 
of Greenfield. Dancing will be from 
eight to eleven. All State football 
players who play in the Tufts game 
will be admitted free. 


The Y.W.C.A. will sponsor a bazaar 
on December 17, in the Abbey Center. 
This is new venture for the "Y" and 
we would like cooperation from all. 
Watch for further details. 

yfmm im'l Debating 

Women's Debating meeting, Tues., 
Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Senate Room 
of the Memorial Building. 

Emily Dickinson Famous Poetess, 
Outstanding Amherst Personality 

Emily Dickinson, poet and person- child again. For their delight srie 
ality outstanding in Amherst and with played games and fed them forbidden 



Itaiiil Rehearsal Tonight 

There will be a regular rehearsal of 
the band tonight in the Memorial 
Building at 7:30 p.m. Everyone must 
be present. Please be prompt. 
Ili.slory-Soeioloiiy Club 

The History -Sociology Club will 
meet on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 
7:50 p.m. in the Sociology Seminar 
room. Two graduate students, mem- 
bers of the club, will present the topic, 
"Should the U.S. Constitution be 
amended so as to increase the power 
of the President?", after which the 
topic will be open for general discus- 
sion by the members. 

whom the name of Amherst has be- 
come synonymous, was born in her 
father's mansion on Main Street on 
December 11, 1830 Time has been 
long in recognizing the genius of this 
woman of whom everyone thought a 
great deal, but whom few knew 

From the recollections that have 
been handed down to us by her neice, 
Mrs Martha Dickinson Hianchi, we 
have conceived of Emily Dickinson as 
a rather mystic and even saintly per- 
son. She is known to have been a 
recluse and very timid. During the 
last decade of her life was spent within 
the limits of her father's estate and 
during the final two years, she was 
confined almost entirely to her room. 

Although few knew her intimately, 
many were the recipients of flowers, 
bits of encouragement when things 
looked black and savoury tibdits when 
sick. Memories of those who knew her 
better, consist almost entirely of a 
mental picture of a not too attractive 
looking woman always dressed in 
white and always just disappearing 
through the garden or through a 
doorway out of sight. Many reasons 
are advanced for her eccentric actions; 
one that she was of ill health, another 
that she was of natural introvertive 
tendencies, and third, that she was 
the victim of an unfortunate love 
affair, early in life. However, more 
likely all three played its own role 
in influenceing her life. Eccentric as 
she was considered she was not how- 
ever, soured on life hut enjoyed every 
minute of it and was vitally interested 
in taking a spectator's interest in all 
that went on around her 

Retiring before the advance of 
adults it was the children who knew 
her best. With her niece and nephew 
and their little friends, she was a 

gingerbread. They were the one, who 
really knew her and who she really 

Miss Emily's only confidant! W|is 
"Sue," her sister-in-law, the wife of | lt . r 
only brother Austin. To her each day 
she sent many short messages. [„ 
her she had the greatest faith and upon 
her bestowed much affection. 

The childhood of Emily Diekinm 
was like that of any other child. Shi- 
and her brother and sister attended 
Amherst schools and the Amherst 
Academy, along with the Hitchcock 
children, Helen Hunt Jackson and 
many other names known the length 
and breadth of the country. There was 
nothing outstanding in her personality 
or nothing to indicate any deviations 
from normal childhood. In due time 
she went to Miss Lyon's Seminars tor 
Young Ladies, but was shipped home 
by the next stage coach after the had 
the audacity to suggest that Christmas 
should not be observed as a fast day 

Amherst in Miss Dickinson's day 
was dominated by the spirit of re- 
finement and culture which grew out of 
a religious and intellectual college 
situation. It was an atmosphere m 
which one felt the quiet and serene 
which prevailed in the town befm 
the days of the twentieth century 
hustle and bustle. 

There is nothing in her ancestry that 
accounts for her genius. Her family- 
was one of the backbones of Amherst, 
but they were firm and eccentricity 
was the last thing they would tolerate 
Her grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dick- 
inson, was one of the founders of the 
Amherst Academy and Amherst col- 
lege. Her father, Edward Dickinson, 
was a lawyer and a pillar in the First 
Church, was a stern man and the heal 
of his family. 



Once a fox a column wrote. 
He swore to never swipe a joke. 
Two times he turned the column out 
Then had no more to write about. 

— Stolen 

A sophomore boasts that he has 
finally reached man's high estate. 
What he really means is that he has 
bought his first lottery ticket. 

A student autograph collector met 
his Waterloo last week in Springfield. 
He had listened with enthusiasm to the 
renditions of the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra. Came intermission and all 
the musicians marched off the stage en 
masse. The s.a.c. dashed downstairs to 
the backstage rooms, cut his way 
through a wall of 'uman flesh, and came 
up in the midst of a group of perspiring 
artists. The maestro, they asserted, 
was in a private room, whither dashed 
the s.a.c. He found his man, collected 
his autograph, and returned with his 
prize. Then he looked at it. It read: 
"Casper P. Pinhead"! 

Thanksgiving vacation will be ob- 
served by the marked increase in the 
number of student. "bummers" on the 
road. It is truly wonderful how nature 
has streamlined them in keeping with 
their task: a low, sloping forehead, 
tapering to a graceful point in back. 

Have you heard the Mass. State 
necktie song? - "I'll string along with 
you." (Subtle as a boiler factory.) 

We understand that our sports 
editor and the director of the local 
news service arrived at the Rensselaer 
game early enough to witness most of 
the second half. There's no stopping 
the press. 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

In view of the fact that a large 
number of students at our college 
want an A.B. degree and are not getting 
it, a consideration of the reasons might 
be interesting. Of course, I don't 
intimate that there is a definite effort 
being made to stop an attempt the 
students may make. But I am certain 
that there is no effort being made by 
the college administration to help the 
student efforts. 

As you have pointed out in your 
paper, the changes necessary to secure 
the degree are not many and they are 
not hard to make. Certainly, they are 
no harder to make than the one made 
last year in the physical education 
department where one of M.S.C.'s 
athletic greats was advanced to head 
a department. 

It is without doubt just as important, 
and I would say more so, to make 
changes that will give the students the 
A.B. degree they want and need, as it 
is to reorganize the athletic setup. 

To me it seems strange that so 
much opposition, should I call it, a 
forced inactivity, results when the A.B. 
degree is mentioned. Let the college 
officials state their stand and then 
possibly the student body can find out 
the "real facts" if there are any. 

— Hopeful 

Shorthorn Elects 

Norman S. Bailey has been chosen 
editor-in-chief of the 1936 Shorthorn, 
the Stockbridge yearbook. Ha was 
selected from the candidates who wrote 
thousand-word papers on "The Value 
of Your Placement Training." 

Other members of the board are John 
Ruda, business manager; Warren Par- 
ker, assistant editor; Emerson Brans- 
ford, assistant business manager: Don- 
ald Harrison, literary editor. Harold 
Corkum, statistical editor; Barhara 
Schulte, art editor; Pardon Cornell. 
secretary; Merrick Price, photography 
editor; Kenneth Mason, athletics edi- 

Alum mis Married 

Floyd Robinson S'31, former foot- 
ball captain, was married last month. 
and is living in Arlington. He * 
associated with the Whitney Mil* 

Director Verbeek Entertain- 

Director Rolland H. Verheck en- 
tertained the Stockbridge Student 
Council at his home Tuesday evening 
Matters concerning the school were 
talked over. 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

Congratulations on the Collegian's 

Allen Pledges A.T.Ci. 

Edward Allen, president of the 
senior class, pledged A.T.G. Thursday. 
A.T.G. claims the presidents of both 
the senior class and the Student 
Council for the past two years 


A.T.Ci. Ciettinft Comfy 

New sleeping quarters are 
built in the A.T.G. house. 

A.T.G. will hold its annual D* 
field House Dance tomorrow night ** 
dancing from 8 to 11. The d« nce f'™" 
mittee consists of Alfred Chace, chair 
man, assisted by Elmer Smith ana 
Irving Christianson. 

End Season Cndefented 


campaign to get us an A.B. degree. 
Keep up the fight. Remember, the 

objections you will find will be much Teachers College, the w 

the same as those advanced when M.S. cross-country team com P^ >u y / n , iin 

C. was fighting for the change in son undefeated. As usual, 

name. Annable and Fred Baker 

— '38 Continued on /'"A" "' 

With a victory over FitcM'ur* 





'**«£ **7S!F %o7^ 



Senior Lettermen Ready for Last Battle Under Maroon and White Banner 

Gridmen Whip Rensselaer 28-13; 
Wesleyan Takes Soccermen 5-1 

Aria in* Score* Twice, Brown and 
Towle Once EhcIi on Muddy 
Troy Field 

Four inches of thick, sticky mud and 
near freezing weather greeted the 
Statesmen on their trip to Troy last 
Saturday, where they completely out- 
classes a Rensselaer eleven who were 
doing their best to make their last 
pimc of the season a victory. Playing 
under the worst conditions faced on 
any gridiron this season, the Taube- 
in.n. using plenty of reserves, were 
a Me to push across four touchdowns 
and gain four conversions, while the 
home team, playing with a string of 
ifteen defeats behind it, crossed the 
Siate line twice. 

From the sidelines the players were 
almost impossible to distinguish. Five 
minutes of playing time was all that 
was needed to completely obliterate 
jersey numbers. Referees worked over- 
time wiping the muddy ball, yet pass- 
ing was frequent. Two Maroon and 
White heaves accounted for tallies and 
the second R.P.I, touchdown followed 
I am essful aerial barrage. 

It was interesting to note that the 
mm hrunt of the Maroon and White 
passing attack did not come from the 
familiar right hand of Johnny Stewart. 
Two sophomores, Fran Riel and Dick 
Towle turned in creditable tossing 
performances, each of them throwing 
t<> Terry Adams for scores. 
I he remaining touchdowns were made 
bj Brown and Towle. 

Hrown's touchdown was the first 
mm of the game. A poor Rensselaer 
kick gave State the ball on the Engin- 
«*• 38, Fran Riel passed the ball to 
Sturtevant who was dropped on the 
mx yard line. Murphy picked up three 
> 'arris and Brown went over around the 
( nd route. Fisher booted the extra 

hVnsselaer sprang into action in the 
wly minutes of the second period when 
'■> pass from a muddy nonentity to a 
muddy nonentity scored from the State 
«-yard line. 

A pass interception by Riel on the 
K p I. 3] set the stage for the second 
a 'ly Brown accounted for a first 
d "*n Kiel passed to Adams on the 11 
and IVrr > went across for six more 
Points Fisher converted again. 

Conway Hoot* Only Stale Tally in 
Game in Middlelown 

The State varisty soccer team 
brought its season to an inauspicious 
finish last Saturday when it succumhed 
to a strong Wesleyan team, 5-1, at 
Middletown, Conn. Not only did the 
Cardinals outplay and outsmart the 
Statesmen through practically all the 
game, but also by virtue of their vic- 
tory, they broke the long Bay State 
jinx of four years standing. 

The game on the strong Wesleyan 
attack was immediately discernahle. 
After five minutes of play, Captain 
Roxy, the leading scorer of the league, 
found the nets for a goal. Early in tin- 
second period substitute Clark added 
another goal to the Wesleyan total. 
After the rest period State came 
back to show some of its offensive 
power, but still was unable to break 
the smooth functioning attack of the 
Wesmen. Early in the third period 
substitute Ray Conway tallied the only 
State goal. However Barton and 
Clark stopped short the State rally to 
score two goals in rapid succession. 
Stephan completed the scoring for the 
Wesmen by countering early in the 
fourth period. 

With Capt. Davidson, Sweinberger, 
Haselhuhn, and Gillett the only senior 
regulars graduating, Coach Briggs 
is looking forward to next season. 
Hodder, Couper, Kennedy, Osely, 
Buzzee, Conant and Golub should be 
the nucleus of a successful team. Many 
prominent freshmen from one of the 
most successful frosh teams in the his- 
tory of the college will also be coming 


First cull for banket hall cmidi- 
diUes tonight, at 7.30 p.,,,. on 
the basketball lloor. Physical 
cards iimisI he obtained front the 

Will all men ml crested in a course 
on basketball officiating leading to 
certification M national basketball 
officials, leave their names and time 
schedules at Mr. Kauffmann's office 
in the Physical Education Building. 
The course on basket hall officiating, 
to be taught by Mr. Kauffmann will 
begin as soon as a satisfactory list 
of applicants is received. 



Last State Victory Over Tufts Was 
6-4 Win In 1925 

When the whistle blows on Alu.nm F.el.l nex. Saturday afternoon at I p m 
seventeen 8tafaM»M w.ll be playmg their las. for Mel Taube unde Ihe 
Maroon and W.n.e hinne, Nuic of th. seventeen are leffennen and seven of 

the remaining have been on the •quad since their •ophomore year 

Although the ranks of the senior le.lennen do „o. boast a Louis Bush their 
work has been consistently good enough to ace,,,,,,, for Stale's long win column 

durin. the past three seasons. Without , „,„ . ( '.,„,„„ ,»ack Sturtevant. En 

I owerhouse Koen.g, Johnny SfWt, "Where's Khner" Allen "Tik" Tikof 
Hk,. Anne Shulk.n. I,, IVlcrson. Fred Lehr and Terry Adams, will soon leave 
positions sophomores and juniors on I he squad will have to K o hard to fill. 

The lineup: 

Mass. Stat*' 



































The tl„ r d Maroon and White score 
"und I , rry Adams on the receiving 
" nd "f another pass. Murphy and 

"*'• did most of the advancing from 
Engineers' 45 and Dick tossed the 

°"ng pan from the 6. Brown drop- 
k "*edi,. r the extra point. 

. h ' b«1 State touchdown advance 

J nd the Maroon and White line 

* n >ng the Engineers' forward waU to 

LT lhe Wa y for Dick Towle's mad 

I p., ' x 'ier an interception by 

I J»°**ki at midfield, Murphy reeled 

Moth q" and Dick brou « ht the bal1 
Las" v,rd "ne in four plays. There 

I 'hen DJ 1 V,rd ,OSS °" the next play ' 

Pound t0 ° k com mand again to 

lr ^ugh tackle to make up the 

Urjrun ' nd , then score °n a right 
t<«4 ' 'her's third conversion was 

&.P.I. score came in the 

E n»n' ' te8 of play after the 

I in ' <* to the air to set the ball 

, nttr ' n for Ward to score through 

lm rs ^ g Ward rushed for the 

ra Point 



Exhibiting a well co-ordinated pass- 
ing attack and a strong defense, the 
freshmen completely outclassed the 
sophomores 3 to in the annual soccer 
interclass game played yesterday after- 
noon at Alumni Field. This year's 
soccer triumph marked the second 
successive soccer victory for the fresh- 
men over their upperclass rivals. 

Breaking away with a fast offense, 
the frosh won the game in the opening 
minutes of play. Podalak's 30 second 
goal was followed two minutes later by 
Wilcock's tally. Calo booted in the 
final goal late in the third period. 

The freshmen were led to victory 
by their newly-elected captain. Bud 
Redda. Avery captained the sopho- 
mores. Outstanding for the frosh were 
Podalak, Rudda, and Lyman. 

College lads are hitching socks to 
garters again, says James L. Whit- 
comb, Brown University student, who 
recently confided to the New England 
conference of the State Federations of 
Women's Clubs that the return of the 
garter marks a new epoch in under- 
graduate life. 

Closing, as well as opening, their 
season with a loss, the Derhymen 
succumbed last Saturday to a con- 
centrated edition of Rensselaer har- 
riers. The score of this final loss, to 
Rensselaer was the same as the corres- 
ponding loss to Tufts at the other end 
of the season, BS-32. 

Again in this race, Captain Hay 
Proctor, who was running his last hill 
and dale course for Mass. State, led the 
field to finish first. Following him wen- 
four Kensselear harriers who according- 
ly took the next four places in the meet. 
Obviously with such convenient bunch- 
ing the chances of the Statesmen were 
nil, and the outcome of the race was 
summarily decided. As usual the 
second man in for State was Gillette 
who finished sixth, and was again 
followed by Nejame. Haver of Tech 
arrived next, leading Little, Beaumont, 
Sampson, and Villaume, who crossed 
the line ninth, tenth, eleventh, and 
twelfth, respectively. Roherts and 
Whitney of State were tied for thir- 
teenth place, while Haswell, Toechcr, 
and Sproule of R.P.I, were tied for 

The Rensselaer cross country course 
was a rather long and difficult one. 
The course was 4.6 miles long, entirely 
on hard road. The nature of the road 
compelled the runners to wear rubber 
soles instead of spikes and made 
Proctor's fall in the mud more probable 
than it might otherwise have been. 
For the first mile there was a slight 
grade followed by quite a steep one for 
about one-third of a mile. It then ran 
level for one and two- third miles after 
which there was a gradual down grade 
for one third of a mile. The course 
then goes up a steep hill for one hun- 
dred and takes a gradual down grade 
into the finish line. 

An exciting moment in an other- 
wise commonplace meet came during 
the last few minutes of the race when 
Proctor fell to the ground at the 
entrance to the football field at the 
end of the race. For the first mile of 
the course, the five Tech men were in 
the lead, but were soon overtaken by 
Proctor, who eventually took first 
place. After running most of the 
course with the first four R.P.I, men, 
Captain Proctor finally started to pull 
away from his opponents in an eleventh 
hour sprint. It was then, as he was 
putting on speed, that he slipped on t he 
muddy field. However, recovering 
himself in time Proctor sprinted 
forward to < toss the finish line in 22: 
17:8 minutes. 

Continued on Page 6 

Slurtevant and Stewart have con 
sistently placed on all-opponent rival 
teams. Johnny's fine punting and finer 
passing have ranked him well up in 
the lead among New Knghind's loss 
and-boot hackfield men. Jack is 
another versatile Statesman, baring 
won letters in both cenlerand quarter- 
back positions. 

Koenig has also occupied two bertha 
on the Maroon and While squad He 
alternated with Sturtevant at .enter 
his sophomore y. ar and during the past 
two seasons has starred as a hard 
driving back and speedy end-runner. 
"Powerhouse"' is a good nickname for 

"Where's Elmer" prohably got his 
nickname from the fad that opponents 
have been looking for him on the field 
this year, whereas the last two seasons 
he has had to block and run interfer- 
ence while his teammates carried. 
Allen has won three letters in his half- 
back position. •"Tik," the last of the 
senior's hackfield men has alternated at 
fullback with Koenig to provide Slat. 
fans with more spectacular dashes 
through enemy lines. 

Adams and Lehr, the two departing 
ends have covered their positions well. 
Terry has starred as a pass-receiver and 
tackier, while Fred's specialty has been 
punt blocking. 

Imt, but not least, are (he men who 
have dona I he pushing and tackling 
Without which the Statesmen would 
have been mere figures (hat pass in the 
night. Shulkin and IVtcrson have 
done stellar work as tackles and they 
should not be forgotten when the 
cheers for the men who will don grid- 
iron ragaha for the last time die out. 

Fred Murphy, who has not won a 
football letter, has none the less been 
evident as a State hackfield man and 
he will probably see service Saturday. 
Other seniors on the Marron and 
White Khd squad include Randy 
Barrows, Al Baton, Hall KrasnofT, 
Dick Pcckham, Bill Roae, Jack Rut- 
stein, Spoff Whitaker. 

The team which these men will meet 
i< one that State has been unable to 
down since 1924, when the game re- 
sult e.l hi li 1 score. Since that time the 
most. I ha I the Bay Staters have been 
( 'onlimird on I'agr (\ 



W. E. Londergan 


Printers and Publishers 

Telephone 654 m _.. 

Northampton, Maas. 



CHILSON NEW PRES. Newman Club Hears 


William W. Chihjon '36, State Col- 
lege » ( ^respondent for the Springfield 
Republican, has been elected president 
of t.he Massachusetts State College 
Press Chlb, Francis C. Pray, faculty 
advise r of the cluh, announced yester- 
day. ( 'hilson succeeds Louis A. Mreault 
Jr. "M. first president of the organiza- 
tion . 

The first meeting of the organizat ion 
was held in the College News Service 
offic* last Wednesday. Conrad Hem- 
ond "M, M.S.C. correspondent for the 
Holyoke Transcript was elected to the 
club. James Burke and G. 0. Ole-son, 
extension editors, were elected honor- 
ary memheis. 

The entire club visited the plant of 
the Berkshire Eagle in I'ittsfield last 
Saturday morning as part of the pro- 
ject work being conducted by the 


Hull. (iernltl 1>. JMMI <iive* College 
(iifl of l.irjie Evergreen for 
Yule-tide- Celebration 

Massachusetts State College is as- 
sured of a Christmas tree this year 
through the gift of a large evergreen by 
Honorable Cerald I). Jones, state 
representative from North Amherst 
and a graduate of the college. Mr. 
Jones further offered Superintendent 
Armstrong of the Ground Depart- 
ment, such trees as may be needed for 
roadside planting on the campus. 

Representative Jones, in an inter- 
view with the Superintendent, stated 
that he was greatly pleased with the 
improvements in and about the college, 
and the remarkable growth that had 
taken place under the present adminis- 
trative head. "I am greatly interested 
in our State College and the work it is 
doing for the people of this state. I 
will do anything in my power to help 
the good work along," he said. 

Former President 

More than fifty people attended the 
communion breakfast sponsored by the 
Newman Club last Sunday. The 
breakfast, in charge of Anna A. Klynn 
'36, Florence M. Saulnier '36, and 
Patsy McMahon '37, was followed by a 
brief speech by Myles Boylan '36, 
president of the Newman Club, and 
by Daniel Foley, '35, who spoke on the 
subject, "The National Federation of 
College Catholic Clubs." His speech 
pointed out the purpose of the federa- 
tion in non-sectarian colleges. The 
Federation is made of the Newman 
clubs and Catholic clubs throughout 
the country, these clubs being sub- 
divided into provinces. Almost two 
years ago, the Massachusetts State 
College Newman Club became affili- 
ated with the New England province 
of tin- Federation. 

The Newman clubs in the various 
colleges, serve different purposes: in 
some colleges they are doing social 
service; in others, they are very socially 
minded. The Newman Club here at 
State exists for neither purpose, Mr. 
Foley stated. The purpose of our 
organization is to advance Catholic- 
culture in accordance with the Papal 
Encyclical calling for Catholic action 
and in connection with the movements 
of the Catholic literary revival. Mr. 
Foley then pointed out that the Catho- 
lic literary revival is being brought to 
the attention of the American public 
by the work of the Sheed & Ward 
Publishing Co. and especially through 
the lectures of Mrs. Maisie Ward 
Sheed. Rev. Dr. Joseph Husslein, S.J. 
and Rev. Calver Alexander, S.J. are 
also doing much outstanding work in 
this literary revival which started with 
the writings of Cardinal Newman in the 
Oxford Movement. Mr. Foley also 
expressed the club's hope to have Mrs. 
Sheed as one of its speakers next year. 


Optometrist and Optician 

51 Pleasant Street 
Eyea Tested - Prescriptions Filled 



White, Sport, and Coii«ervutive 



Miss Cutler's Gift Shop 

Bolles Shoe Store 

See the new Bostonian Cordovan Brogue Oxford. Extremely popular 
for men. $9.00 

Hass Winter Sports wear for men and women. Hi Cut Moccasins for 

men and women 

"As You Like It" Hosiery for women. 
.85 $1.00 $1.25 


MEN'S SUITS 75 cents 

TOP COATS 75 cents 




Amherst, Mass. 


Attention Co-ed* ! 

Filene's Department Store of Bosi ( , n 
is sponsoring a style show for Sn. 
Mt. Holyoke, and Massachusetts 8 
Colleges, to be held in the Memorial 
Building in January. This style show 
is being held through the court es> ,t 
Sigma Beta Chi, and is entirely in 
charge of this sorority. The new spring 
styles will be shown, as well as the 
winter styles. 

Sigma Iota 

Sigma Iota was in charge of the 
weekly tea held in the Abbey yesteni.,\ 
afternoon. Miss Hamlin and M 
Knowlton puored. 

I .ii in lid n Delta Mu 

A dinner was held for the pat run 
nesses last night. 

Ruth Pellissier of the class of \'l. r > wtu 
on campus over the weekend. 

Andrew Carnegie 

W. A. A. Poverty Dance 

After Tufts Rally 

The Women's Athletic Association 
is sponsoring a dance Friday night 
after the Tufts Rally, to be held in the 
Drill Hall from 8:30 to 11:30. The 
dance will be in the form of a Poverty 
Party. Everyone wearing his oldest 
clothes, and a prize will be given for 
the poorest-looking outfit. Novelty 
dances will be featured and a floor 
show is being arranged as added 
attraction. Admission is free and 
refreshments will be served. No men 
stags will be admitted. 

This dance will introduce to the 
campus a new 9-piece orchestra, 
formed solely of Mass. State students, 
under the managership of Philip 
Burgun and William Fitzpatrick. 

Chaperones will be Mr. and Mrs. 
Curry Hicks and Mr. and Mrs. Harold 

The committee in charge consists of 
Frances Rathbone '38, chairman, Bar- 
bara Davis '36, Ruth Wood '38, and 
Esther Smith '37. 

On November 25, the students of the 
Massachusetts State College join with 
the students of other colleges in the 
observance of the centennial of Andrew 
Carnegie's birth. Last spring the 
college received from the Carnegie 
Foundation, extensive music study 
material. Carnegie's grants to educa- 
tional institutions have aggregated 
approximately $80,000,000, in addition 
to his library expenditures, which were 
in excess of $60,000,000. Carnegie's 
interest in education is shown by the 
following statement from his writings. 

"Upon no foundation but that of 
popular education can man erect the 
structure of an enduring civilization. 
This is the basis of all stability, and 
underlies all progress. Without it, the 
State architect builds in vain." 

Phi /eta 

Monday evening, four members of 
the class of 1938 were initiated into the 
sorority: Eleanor Fahey, Mary ()'- 
Connell, Phyllis Snow, and Barbara 

Mary O'Connell has been elided 
assistant treasurer of the sorority. 

Dr. James Gordon Gilkey of Spring 
field was entertained by Phi Zeta Sun- 
day evening after Vespers. 

Novick & Johnson 

Custom Tailors 

Suits Made to Order 

Cleaning, Pressing & Repairing 

Burns and Moth holes rewovin 

Phone 342W 3 Pleasant St. 

Sigma Beta Chi 

Mrs. Machmer has accepted tin- 
invitation to become a patroness of 
Sigma Beta Chi. 

A Coffee Dance will be held at 
Sigma Beta Chi after the Tufts game. 
Saturday, with the juniors in charge. 
Refreshments will be served. Deal 
and Mrs. Machmer and Director and 
Mrs. Sievers will be chaperones. 

Sigma Beta Chi will hold its Pledge 
Formal on Saturday evening, January 
4, at the Lord Jeffery Inn. The com- 
mittee in charge of preparations con- 
sists of Marguerite Ford '36, chairman, 
Lucille Monroe '37, and Dorothy Cof 
co van '36. 


College Writing Supplies 

Light lunches at our Soda Fountain 

North College First Floor 

hoi v»ur convenience ihe 


is located in the Noith Dorinitoiv 
Aero*.- Irom Book Store 

Philco Radios 

Electrical Appliances Paints 

Fraternity House Equipment 

Plumbing Heating 



Barselotti's Cafe 


The tastiest ales that ever 

quenched a thirst and 

tickled a palate. 

Spaghetti — Italian Style 


35 cents 



Main Street 

Next door to the Town Hall 


$2.25 $2 00 $1 85 


$1 50 $135 $100 




A variety of designs to choose from Get your order in early 


Books for Brothers and Sisters on display 

JAMES A. LOWELL, Bookseller 


$1 00 


$ 30 $25 





For Sale and For Rent 


Special rates for students. 


Amherst Cleaners and Dyers 



Telephone 828 

Dr. Cooke Lays Blame 
For Ethiopian Strife 
On Imperialist System 

king before an audience of over 

,^.1 hundred students and faculty, on 

,)„, halo-Ethiopian Situation," last evening, Dr. Georges S. 

r.» of Northampton stated that the 

to n to he hlamed in the present 
conflict are not specific nations, or even 
specific foreign policies, hut rather 
(he %v lioU* imperialistic system which 
mnta huge colonies and almost un- 
Ijjnited power to a few nations, and 
proceed! to condemn the rest for their 
efforti l« gain their rights. 

"Italy and Ethiopia," he said, "have 
been dashing almost constantly since 
. when Italy first acquired a strip 
of land <»n the Red Sea." This strip 
jjgj since been expanded into Eritrea. 
Prance and Great Britain permitted 
[taly to keep whatever she could take 
by force. In 1923, however, Eygpt he- 
came a British colony, and, in the 
present territorial conflict, Britain is 
standing up as the champion for peace 
in Ethiopia .because Ethiopia controls 
the waters of the Nile upon which she 
depends for raising cotton in Egypt. 
Italy has heen balked in every attempt 
at territorial expansion; she was forced 
by the needs of her growing population 

u i as she did, but her policies in 
handling hoth the Kthiopians and the 
members of the League of Nations have 
been unwise. 

In Dr. Cooke's opinion it would be 
u s ele ss tor the United States to enter 
the conflict. Peace can only come 
about when the present imperialistic 
system is aholished, and all nations 
have peace- with justice and freedom. 

Sorority Rushing I 
After Thanksgiving 

The days immediately following the 
Thanksgiving recess will sec the- usual 
rush which always accompanies sorori- 
ty rushing, to he held this vear from 

December 2 to December 6. The fol- 
lowing is a brief summary of the points 
of major interest during the- period of 

Open IIoiikc 
Tiie»d»> Alpha Lambda Mu, Sig- 
ma Beta Chi, Phi Zeta. 
Period* 6:15-7:15; 7:30-8:30 

Three groups visit houses; 
houses closed. 

Wednesday Lambda Delta 
Sigma lota. 
Periods 7-8:lf>; 8 : ;H)-9: J">. 

'l\vo groups to visit houses; other 
houses closed. 

Thursday night Closed dates for 
all houses. Time 6:80-10:30. 
Friday 12 noon, Freshman and 
transfers meet in the Memorial Build- 
ing for choice of sororities. 
Thursday 10:30 to Friday 12 noon 
Silence period. 

The freshman girls will be divided 
into the following groups to visit the 
sorority houses during open house- 
Tuesday Group I 

Anderson- Koerster 
II Fortin-Kichard 






The current picture exhibit just 
installed in the Memorial Building by 
Dr. Frank Waugh, is a collection of 
brilliant etchings sent by the Chicago 
Society of Etchers, There are all new 
prints from recent plates by active 
workers. Seen Gallagher of Baton, one 
Nmerica's best known etchers, 
contributes two excellent prints; 
Charles W. Dahlgreen of the famous 
Brown County Art Colony is repre- 
sented by four examples of his very 
oompetenl work; and there are five 
delightful colored prints of floral 
subjects by Mrs. Bertha E. Jacques, 
Kcretsry of the Chicago Society. 

I he exhibition also includes a sub- 
■taatial showing of the competitive 
prints some by Chicago etchers 

"\'nng the recent Century of Progress 

III Zasky and all 
Wednesday Group I Anderson- 

" II Merrill-Zasky 
and all transfers. 

The rules for freshman will be ex- 
plained to them in their course in 
College Adjust ments. said explanation 
being given before the rushing period 

The faculty committee which is to 
meet the freshmen on Friday is com- 
posed of Miss Bdns L. Skinner, Pro 
lessor Clark Thayer, and Mr. Harold 
Smart. The rushing is in charge of the 
Intersorority Council. 


The purpose of the campus per- 
sonalities column is to furnish to the 
readers of this paper, brief and accurate 
summaries of the lives and activities 
of various members of the faculty of 
the college. With just such an idea in 

State Normal School (100446). 

Doctor Canoe served as a fellow in 

economics at the University of Wis- 
consin for two years at I he conclusion of 
which time, he was granted Ihe degree 

of Doc tor of Philosophy. 

It was at this same time that Massa- 
chusetts State College offered Dr 
Cance ■ position as instructor of 
economics, in which capacity be served 
for two years. After two more years as 
assistant professor, be was promoted to 
associate professor and finally in 1015, 
be was advanced to a full fledged 
professorship, a title which he has 
held ever since. 

In reviewing his twenty seven long 
years of service at the college, Docotr 
( 'ance recalled how he was inst ru mental 
in organising economic courses in 
cooperation, marketing and consump- 
tion. These- were the first of such 
courses ever to be- offered in an agricul- 
tural college in the- country. 

In 1912. he was made the heed of 
t be depart men! of agric ult ura I econom- 
ies and enjoyed that distinction until 
this fall, whe-n the- depart nie-nt of 
economic s was officially recognized. 
But Doctor Cance has not confined 

mind, a Collegian reporter stepped into 

an office in South College one day last bimself to the classroom, for his life 
week. It was the office- of the- bead «>f l,;,s ,M ' ,n ,u " ,,f "Ustling activities off 

SUM KltitMK.K 

Continued from Page 2 

first. To top off their undefeated 
season, they broke the course re-conl at 


rajames Night Bohee — 
bWe Sets - Pan tie-, 

Stoclthridgc T ffselll 

St lie k bridge's football team 
journeyed to Danvers and played a 
scoreless tie with Kssex Agricultural 
School. Pearson Macintosh starred for 
Stockbridge with his punting. 

Itiii (iiiinc Tomorrow 

Stockbridge plays its last and most 
important game of the season tomor- 
row with Deerfield Academy at Deer- 
field. The game is scheduled for 2 

the- campus as well. He served on the 
government Immigration Commission 
and followed with a year in Washing 
ton being OSSSSOtsd the-re with the- 
Department of Agriculture taking a 
leading part in (he organization for 
re-scare h work in economies. He served 
on President Wilson's commission in 
studying credits and cooperation anil 
earned for himself a tour through 
European capitals. He followed this 
with six months of service with the 
U.S. Armv Filucational Corps of the 

A.E.F in France- and was awarded the 
pe-riod of training at the Oshkosh ,.. . f A . »**...,„,,,,,« 

w; v.. .... . ( nwdlsf of Agriculture for splendid 

service-. Space- here- will not permit a 
m. -nl ma of bis connections with other 
various s.Hie-ti.* and commissions, 
nor will it permit more- than a mention 
• •t the- fait that he also lectured and 
gnve course-. n economics at tin 
University of Tennessee, the Michigan 
StateColle-geaiid Columbia I Iriiversily. 
The Ashville- Industrial .School was 
organized to e-ehie.ite- Ih.vs from the 

the department of economics. 

When a professor has taught nearly 

every subject in the- college curriculum, 

including courses in mat limit ie s. phvs 
lest, English. Ditin, Greek, history, 
sociology and agriculture, has done 
Creditably in every field, and is recog- 
' ni/.ed in Who's Who. then certainly his 
achievements deserve mention ill these 

Doctor < '.tne c- received hie rnltngistt 

degree from Macalester ColSflS in t lie 
city of St. Paul, and followed it with a 

Wisconsin State Normal School and a 
Master of Arts degree- in ion and 
psychology from the- University of 
Wisconsin. I Ie was made a professor of 
Gre-e-k and literatu-e at AvsJoB College- 
Mo., whe-re- he- served for two seen 

(1007-08 . and then I ransfe-rre-d to the 
principalship of the- Ashville, (N.C 
Industrial Bcfaool 1901-01 l-'rom 

there he moved northward to take over 
the position of supervisor of teacher 
training in Science at the Pennsylvania 



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Carolines mountains and offered 

ee»urse-s up to the- Se.phoinore- ye-ar in 

colle ge, The- school was organised on a 
cooperative basis and the- students 

■Petti tiftv pe-ree-nt of Ihe-ir tune- in 

we.rking for their sducstion Doctor 

CsUtOS, in Sporting of this Befool saiel 
in part, "Tlu-y w«-re- inte-re-stin^ and 
inte re s t ed boys, and what s ineire-, 
they we-re- pure- AiiH-rieans It 

was the euily sehool I ,-ver taught in 

which every student was of pure 
American heritage. Ths boys simply 

had re-t rograi e-ei in t h«>ir mountain 

e-nvironnie-nt anel hael had little- oppor- 
tunity for education. All they noodod 
eras on open horieoa ami they instantly 
heroine men." 

In reviewing his war espsrisoeee, 
Doctor Canoe sorplained that his duty 
was to help provide sdvenced educa- 
tion to the- American soldiers as tbe-v 

we-re- being niohiii/,.,1 out of service. 
This weirk was e-oneluete-d uneh-r the 

siiggi-stie.n e>f Qesseral P ers hin g , sad 
was iatendsd te> give- 1 he- soldiers, oppor- 
tunity fe»r preife-ssiemal iniprove-ine-nt. 
Doctor CeaCS bail charge- of the weirk 
in agrie-ultural economics and enjoyed 
the- same- relative- rank as a major. 

The- university, ss it was retted, whh 
located in Bosuns, sad catsrsd to the 

wants of ove-r eight tbe.usanel students, 
along several lines of e-ehie at ion, in- 
eluding the* ibsM] arts, the- seie-iue-s, 
law, business and fine- arts. 

When epiislioiieil to say anything as 
tO the- future- Of the lle-w depart lili-nt e»f 
SnnaOBSjoS, Doctor Cane.- said, "Sine o 
1924, the-re- bad be-e-n a gradual ehaiige 
in the ((intent of courses to fit the 
ne-eds of students who want to prepare 
for busine-Hs and industry, rather than 
agriculture-. In the- future-, these- wantH 
will be recognized even more- fully, 
and the department of economies will 
e once-nlrnte- «>n two lines one- lead- 

ing to preparation for business and the 
other i-mphasi/.ing the theory and 
practical application Sjf economies, 
a definitely cultural course- aiming to 
give an understanding of sOSSMSJsk 
problems and to pre-pare te-aelu-rs of 
the NUhjec t . We shall add e e.urse-s soon 
in lalx.r problenis, public utilities, and 
eorpsratJeS finance- Furthermore, w«- 
hope- |, develop Iwtte-r graduate- in- 
stuiilion leading to the MA. and I'll. 
I), eh-gre-e-s in economies." 

He-fore the- inte-rview ende-d. Doctor 
CeSSM referred to the fact that he kept 
in i onlae t with all his alumni. When 
questioned, it was revealed that eve-ry 
year, a Christ mas letter is sent out to 
students who majorc-d in economies 
'atxuit II', e,f our graduates do wish- 
ing the-m greetings of the season and at 
the- same time, keeping afresh the old 
friendships which so many of his pupils 
have- had the privilege- to make with 


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Continued from Page 1 
an play which is not too greatly gone 
over in literature courses. 

All students including freshmen are 
eligible for tryouts. While women's 
parts are at a premium, there are five 
or six excellent men's parts, seven or 
eight minor speaking roles and oppor- 
tunities for non-speaking parts. There 
are three speaking parts for women. 
Rehearsals will begin before Christmas. 

Also included in the Roister Doister 
program for the coming year are 
theatre parties at representative plays 
appearing at nearby playhouses. First 
on the list is a theater party at Cather- 
ine Cornell's presentation of Romeo and 
Juliet in Springfield this week. 



Continued from Page 1 
was class vice-president her freshman 
year. Miss Rafter is also a member of 
the M.S.C. Press Club and of Sigma 
Beta Chi sorority. 

William Goddard is a graduate of 
Littleton High School, and is majoring 
in chemistry. He is a member of the 
soccer and baseball teams. 

Emil J. Koenig is a graduate of 
Holden High School and is majoring 
in distributed sciences. He has had an 
outstanding career as a member of the 
football team, having already received 
two letters in that sport and has acted 
as regular fullback this season. Koenig 
is president of the Interfraternity 
Council, and is a member of Alpha 
Gamma Rho fraternity. 

Fred Murphy is another newly - 
elected officer who has been outstand- 
ing in athletics at State. He has been 

a member of the football squad for 
three years and is captain of this year's 
hockey team. Murphy is a graduate of 
Belmont High School and is majoring 
in social science. He is a member of the 
Student Senate, president of Adelphia; 
was class captain during his freshman 
and sophomore years, class treasurer 
last year, and is a member of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon fraternity. 



Continued from Page 1 
and other equipment and started off 
on their venture. They gave their per- 
formances this first season upon a 
truck which was especially designed by 
Mr. Cheney to unfold and become a 
stage. With this they travelled about 
southern New England, but the idea 
caught on with amazing rapidity and 
their scope was gradually widened until 
they now travel over more than half of 
these United States. 

From one act plays they have gone 
to full length dramas of a type that are 
seldom seen in the commercial theater. 
They have received real recognition 
from the educational world. 

The Jitney Players is solely a tour- 
ing organization. They differ com- 
pletely from other touring companies 
who have a resident theatre and send 
companies on the road. The Jitney 
Players is the only company in the 
world at present that can boast this 
distinction; and in this they are the 
spiritual descendants of the strolling 
players of old. 

Many of the most successful of the 
younger actors and actresses of the 
American theatre are former .Jitney 
Players. Two of them have become 
distinguished directors, three of thtm 

now have companies of their own, and 
one is an important producer on Broad- 

"The Rivals" provides fine acting 
opportunities for the players and many 
reputations have been founded on the 
playing of the various characters. It is 
interesting to note here that the great- 
est Mrs. Malaprop of all, Mrs. John 
Drew, was the great grandmother of 
rCthel Barry more Colt, who is now 
associated with the Jitney Players. 
Though it is widely read in schools and 
colleges, the play is not often seen in 
the professional theatre. 

The Jitney Players, have been re- 
organized this spring, and the New 
Jitney players, Inc., has been formed 
with Alice Cheney leading the com- 
pany as its president. Ethel Barry- 
more Colt, the daughter of Ethel 
Barrymore, has become associated with 
Mrs. Cheney and is secretary of the 
corporation. Douglas Rowland, whose 
work with the company is well-known, 
is treasurer. These officers together 
with Ellen Love, John Maroney, and 
Charles Atkin make up the members 
of the corporation. 


Continued from Page 3 
able to chalk up against the Jumbos 
was a tie in "29 and '.'11 . Last year in a 
hard fought game which left the 
Jumbos exhausted. State closed its 
seison with a 6-0 loss. In this en- 
counter. Tufts succeeded in stopping 
the Taubemen's aerial attack as well 
as slowing up the State running attack. 
Johnnie Stewart's punting and Cap- 
t tin Schaffner's line work featured the 
work of the Maroon and White grid- 

This year the team's hopes of de- 

feating the Jumbos seem possible of 
realization. Unlike their undefeated 
predecessors, this year's Tufts edition 
has not won a game and can boast of 
only two ties. The Tufts team opened 
its season with a 0-0 game with Colby, 
which was followed by a 7-13 loss to the 
strong Boston University set-up. Mid- 
dlebury proved to be the next stum- 
bling block of the Medford team, when 
Middlebury blanked them 6-0. The 
next week saw a Williams team top- 
ling Tufts, 20-0. Then came the tie 
with a powerful Huskie arrangement 
in Boston. The last two encounters in 
which Tufts has engaged have proven 
disastrous to the successors of last 
year's undefeated team. New Hamp- 
shire swamped Tufts 21-0, and the next 
week the Jumbos were again snowed 
under, this time by Bowdoin, 31-0. 

Although the hapless Tufts team has 
been beaten at every turn, the results 
of camparative scoring do not give 
State very much of an advantage. 
State opening its season with Williams 
was defeated 28-0, while Tufts was 
defeated by the same team 20-0. Al- 
though Tufts received a 31-0 trouncing 
by Bowdoin and the Polar Bears 
carried off a slight one point win from 
State, it must be remembered that 
Tufts held Northeastern to a 6-6 tie. 
So far this fail Mass. State has scored 
98 points to their opponents 92, while 
Tufts has garnered but 13 markers 
against their opponent's 87. 

The State set up that will meet 
Tufts Saturday will probably start 
Stewart, Sturtevant, Allen, and Koe- 
nig. These are the same men that 
started against the Jumbos last year. 
The Statesmen will enter this game 
with the intention of scoring a win 
against Tufts as well as of keeping the 
team's average above the 500 mark. 



Continued from Page 3 

Proctor and Gillette, State's star 
runners of the past season, have now 
completed their college career ta cross 
country runners. The meet in r r , n 
last Saturday was the last that th es «. 
men will participate in for State 
Their contribution to the success of the 
Derby men this fall cannot be under- 
estimated. Except for the initial mett 8 
this fall, when Gillette was recovering 
from an operation, he has been at the 
head of the line in every cross countrv 
encounter that the Derbymen have 
engaged in. Besides leading his team 
mates throughout the season, ( "aptain 
Proctor has the distinction of crossing 
the finish line first in every dual meet 
this fall except two, the Tufts meet 
when he was outrun by Starr of the 
Jumbos, and in the Amherst meet bv 
the Sabrina sophomore star, (lowing 
In the recent New England Inter 
collegiate meet in Boston, Proctor had 
the distinction of finishing second in a 
meet to which several New England 
colleges sent representatives. 



Continued from Page 1 

evidence as The Grindstone and The 
Cow in Apple Time the argument h 

"One would get sick of ones quality, 
if one knew it." were Mr. Frosst' 
words. He must follow his philosophy 
well for the charm of his interpreta- 
tions seems not to fade but to grow. 


for Better Taste 


Vol. XLVI 





Pres. Butter-field 
Pied This Morning 

F«r„i^r-ProH.«lo.»t of Thi* College. \„,, H1 fficlolllfaL 

Author, and Educator, SiictiiiiiIm to H,.,irt Attack 

at 12.30 a.m. |) r . ISutOrtiVId Had Been in 

Poor 1 1 mill, for Severn I Yearn 

Dr Kenyon Leach Butterfield, sixty-seven years old, former 
president of Massachusetts State College, died at 12.30 this 
morning from a heart attack at his home on Fearing Street. 
Dr Butterfield, who was president of Massachusetts State 
College from 1906 to 1924, was not only well-known as a college 
president but also occupied an unusual distinction as an editor 
author, sociologist, and world traveler. 

The former president of M.S.C. had been in poor health for 
several years but his death this morning came as a shock to his 
intimates and friends. He had been attending the Kxtension 
Conference in Memorial Hall yesterday and his death came as 
a distinct shock. 


In !h « passing of former President 

Cof V' , ? Utterfield * there i8 8° ne 
1 < the i,f e of the college the man 

coUe HiS eighteen y eare at t^ 

('hrr' nd 8mce ' re P res « n ted the 
tio n Stlan Sp ' rit of 8ervice >n educa- 
h ' , ud ^sident Baker today as 

of J, s ( ,nbute to ^e former president 

foiW ,iutter n<'ld brought to the 

ideali " he Came in 1906 an 

ti on I2i md a " entnu 8«asm for educa- 
te livl 



spirit of service to those 

n the land that has never 

cl at the College. The 

young men and women 

the College while Dr. 

| «pre> 1 i WaS Ht ' tS head were dee P ,v 

*pZ^ ;' nd influen <*d by the hi r ,h 

m Uls calling and by his deter- 


mination to create in his students a 
passion for right ideals in living and fur 
citizenship. Though Dr. Butterfield 
left the College in 1924 for other fields 
of activity, his heart was always close 
to Massachusetts State because at this 
institution he made his great contri- 
bution to education and to the building 
up of those finer qualities of citizenship 
so much needed during his time and 
now. Through the years of his absence 
from the College he was always turn- 
ing back to think of its needs and how 
he might help and even until the last 
day he was giving of himself to the 
Massachusetts State College." 

Dean Machmer paid the following 

"The Massachusetts State College 
and the town of Amherst have lost a 

truly great friend and leader in the 
death of Kenyon Leach Butterfield, a 
President with a vision and a citizen 
who served effectively because he 
loved his work and believed in the 
ultimate triumph of well directed and 
carefully planned leadership. 

"His administration marked an 
important era in the development of 
the College. The impress of his 
Christian influence will remain a 
permanent asset. 

"Dr. Butterfield's interest in the 
problems of rural life have brought him 
national recognition. His record has 
been written courageously and the 
purpose which ran through all his 
work will become increasingly clear 
through the years. 

Continued on Page 2 

Dr. Butterfield became the ninth 
president of Massachusetts State Col- 
lege, then called the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, on July 1, 1906. 
He remained as the guiding force of 
tb«- growing college until 1924, the 
date of his retirement. He was suc- 
ceeded at that time by the late Dr. 
Koscoe W Thatcher, the immediate 
predecessor of President Baker. 

After leaving State, Dr. Butterfield 
went to Michigan State College where 
he acted as the president of that in- 
stitution for four years. Since 1928 
he has been a counselor of rural work 
for the International Missionary 
Council. He had made his home at 
Asbury Park, N. J. until a few months 
ago, when he returned to Amherst. 

Dr. Butterfield was well known to 
many students at State. He appeared 
as a speaker at Convocation last year 
and was a frequent visitor to the 
campus. He has appeared several 
times as a speaker at conferences held 
at the College during the past lew 

Dr. Butterfield came to Massachu- 
setts State at a time when the college 
appeared ready for expansion. Dur- 
ing his term as president of the in- 
stitution, he saw the college grow from 
a small agricultural college to what 
later widened out into the present- 
day Massachusetts State College. He 
left the college with a greatly strength 

agent for the Michigan Auric College 
In 1900, he entered the University 
of Michigan for advanced study. At 
that college he specialized in econom- 
ics and rural sociology and received 
the degree of Master of Arts in 1902. 
He then accepted a position as in- 
structor in rural sociology at the 
University of Michigan. The follow- 
ing year, while only thirty-five years 
of age, he was elected president of the 
Rhode Island College of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts. 

He remained as president of Rhode 
Island for three years, residing in 
1906 to become president of the then 
Massachusetts Agricultural CoOofa, 
At that time the enrollment here at 
State was but 2\H. Other students in 
the short winter courses and in the 
graduate school brought the total 
registration to .'117. 

The teaching staff and the experi- 
ment station staff totalled less than 
forty. The annual atatc impropriation 
for the maintenance and instruction 
at the college was $40,250, and for 
research work, $13,606. The inven- 
tory of the institution totalled ap- 
proximately $500,000. 

Instead of the present large group 
Of buildings that makes up the col 
lege, there were then but two brick 
buildings designed for instruction pur- 
poses on the campus. The college 
was then a small affair and the ap- 

„..«,! c i. -t " u,c " " "mini iinmr anu the an- 

ened faculty, with many more build- propriations were strictly limited L 
mgs, and a student body which had a result, inadequate e^uipm^nt and a 

UoTtut Th 7 nCe hi8 '"-""-l™ ■ «->»-"< <harac,:. r :,, h 

tion. But those alone were not the institution 

tr^iorr^tr" 18 ,, ' Hi8 HdminiH ' Hut Bnd * *" administration of 
tration. He led the college to a higher President Butterfield, the college made 
plane of service and value to the rapid strides. ,„rge ouaKTlj 
c tizens of Massachusetts. Combining students were enrolled, until it h 
his unusual powers as an adminis- came no, a problem to find enough 

-xrr s£2£ m b£ r * fuH,n * — - ih - * 

foundations for the present M S C I rv»«~. - .- i 

A11 " ■'■■■■■•» m-OA*. Comparatively generous sunoort 

Alldurmglnshfe President Butter- from the legislature^ was Trthcoming 

field made agncu tural interests the and Massachusetts St nte College bZ„' 

important part of h,„ life. He was to find a new place for u.JfuTn 1* " 

reared on a farm in Michigan and 
worked his way through the Michigan 
Agricultural College, from which he 

the State. During the first year that 
Dr. Butterfield was at the helm, the 
enrollment increased to 514. In ad- 

was graduated ,n 1891. For the next difon, 17.1 students were re, 

mne years, he served successively as in the two-year course and 257 m the 

assistant secretary of the Michigan winter and summer school. 
Agricultural College, editor of the It was during the term of Dr 

O 1935. Lroorrr a Myim Tobacco Co. 


Ex-President Butterfield 
Died Early this Morning 

( 'on tinned from Page 1 

to largef proportions and is at the 
present time- playing a big part in 
bringing realization of value to the 
people of the Commonwealth. 

On May Hi, 1924, Dr. Hutterfield 
tendered his resignation as president 
of Massaehusetts State College. He 
had been offered the presidency of his 
alma mater, the Michigan Agricul- 
tural College from which be graduated 
in 1891 In accepting this position he 
fell that be could accomplish a great 
piece of progressive educational work 
at that institution. He had the oppor- 
tunity to forward immediately a 
vitally important state-wide study and 
organization of the problems of agri- 
culture, food supply, and country 
life. It was a critical time at Michigan 
Agricultural College and the invita- 
tion to the alumnus who bad done so 
much was issued. Dr. Butterfield 
accepted and asked that his resigna- 
tion as president of Massachusetts 
State become effective on September 
1, 1924. 

In his letter of resignation he em- 
phasized the need for more buildings 
at M.S.C., if the college were to take 
t be place it should in the affairs of 
the Commonwealth. He said: "The 
College could be of vastly greater 
service to the State, if it were per- 
mitted to erect the necessary build- 
ings, establish important courses, push 
forward greatly needed research, and 
meet the needs of many more of the 
youth of the State by enlarging the 
area of its activities." He protested 
against the centralized control which 
he felt was seriously endangering the 
future of Massachusetts State College. 
Clark, French, Fernald, and Stock- 
bridge halls, Flint, Marshall Hall, 
(loessmann laboratory, the Abbey. 
Memorial Hall, the Rural Kngineer- 
ing building and the infirmary were 
all erected during his administration. 
Dr. Butterfield was one of the lead- 
ers in the organization of the Extension 
Service and placed Massachusetts 
State among the first of the colleges to 
organize such a service under the 
leadership of a director. His outstand- 
ing contribution to the college itself 
was the developing of a strong internal 
organization. He was also the first 
man to teach rural sociology as a 
■operate subject. 

President Butterfield was one of the 
first men to put forward the idea of 
national and world organization of 
agricultural interests and organized 
the American Country Life Associa- 
tion, and the World Agricultural 
Society. He served on numerous 
committees and organizations in New 
England and was recognized as one of 
its leaders. 

During his eighteen years as presi- 
dent of M.S.C., he received many 
public honors and served on a number 
of state, national, and international 
commissions. In 1905, he was a repre- 
sentative at the White House Confer- 
ence on national conservation. In 
1908, he served on the American 
Country Life Commission, to which 
he was appointed by President Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, and in 1913, was 
appointed by President Wilson to 
membership on the American Com- 
mission on Rural Credits, which com- 
mission spent four months in Europe 
studying the rural credit systems there. 
In 1918 he was selected by the 
International Y.M.C.A. to head its 
work of education among soldiers in 
France. In 1921 he was asked to serve 
as an expert in vocational education on 
a commission sent to China by the 
Association of Foreign Mission Boards 
of America to visit China, study her 
needs, and report upon a long-term 
mission program for the country. 

In 1910 Amherst College conferred 
upon President Butterfield the degree 
of Doctor of Laws. In 1920, Rhode 
Island State College also conferred a 
similar degree upon him. He was a 
member of Phi Kappa Phi, national 
scholastic society as well as holding 
membership in other organizations and 

Dr. Butterfield was born in Lapeer, 
Michigan on June 11, 1868, the son of 
Ira H. and Olive F. (Davidson) Butter- 
field. He married Harriet E. Millard of 
Lapeer, Michigan on November 28, 

Besides his widow, he is survived by 
two sons, Howard Millard and Victor 
Lloyd Butterfield. 

Dr. Butterfield at the Time of 
Dr. Baker's Coming to State 

Left to right Ex-president Edward M. Lewis; President Hugh P. Baker; 
late president Kenyon L. Butterfield; and the late president Roscoe W. Thatcher 



It is with genuine regret that we record the 
passing of Kenyon Leach Butterfield. As 
president of this college from 1906 to 1924, he 
played a great part in laying the foundations 
of the present college. Assuming command at 
a time when the then Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College was nothing but a small school 
with greatly inadequate facilities and a small 
student body, he guided the development of a 
great college. 

As the guiding spirit of this college for 
eighteen years, Dr. Butterfield secured new 
buildings, obtained support from the state 
legislature, instituted the extension service as 
a part of the Massachusetts State College. He 
brought the college to a high plane of service 
to the Commonwealth. 

But it is not only as the builder of M.S.C., 
that we pay tribute to him. Born on a farm 

and holding throughout his life a firm desire 
to help agriculture, Dr. Butterfield made his 
own the interests of agriculture. He carried 
the fight for improvement of rural life to the 
very door of the forces that impeded it. He 
secured much for rural people in the United 
States and has been long looked up to as a 
"great" in the field of rural sociology. 

After he accepted the call to the presidency 
of Michigan Agricultural College and left 
M.S.C., and in the recent years when he was 
in other activities, Dr. Butterfield still re- 
tained a keen interest in M.S.C. He has fre- 
quently appeared here as a speaker in the 
past few years and has on many occasions 
visited the campus. 

The world has lost a great man in Dr. 
Butterfield. As educator, sociologist, author, 
and college president he held the respect and 
esteem of many persons. His passing is not 
only a great shock but an irreparable loss. 


Continued from Page 1 

"We mourn his passing and will ii Usy 
his dignified, friendly greeting, | )Ut 
rejoice that he had the privily. „f 
spending his last years in the town he 
loved and in which his most d ili n> , 
work was done." 

In commenting upon the d«';tth of 
Dr. Butterfield, Professor Frank A. 
Waugh, head of the departmeni „| 
landscape architecture, said as follows. 
"Dr. Butterfield completely trans- 
formed Massachusetts Agricultural 
College. This transformation wa- not 
merely physical, expressed in many 
large new huildings, in more<| 
larger revenues and in more itudenta, 
hut it went much deeper than thai, 
completely revolutionizing the whole 
spirit of the institution. This spiritual 
conversion was his real contrihution to 
the College. 

"Dr. Butterfield was an ideal man 
with whom to work. He was hill of 
enthusiasm for every constructive 
plan. Instead of throwing cold water 
on the proposals of subordinates In was 
instantaneous in his appreciation. He 
often adopted these suggestions, and 
indeed often carried them quite beyond 
the expectations of their originator- 
It was this faculty of keeping everyone 
busy, hopeful, and happy which chiefly 
marked his administration." 

Another member of the administra- 
tion who paid tribute to the former 
President of M.S.C. was Robert D. 
Hawley, secretary of the college. He 
said as follows. 

"I remember Dr. Butterfield's 
Cordial handshake when he welcomed 
me as a freshman to the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College in 1914 and in all 
the years since his idealism has been an 
inspiration to me as I know it hat 
hundreds of other alumni of the College. 
He envisioned the needs and opportuni- 
ties for service to rural people not only 
in our own American but over the 
world. This State College, which he 
did so much to develop, and all than 
who came to know him through assod- 
ation in its work, are proud of his line 
record and deeply grieved at this un- 
timely parting." 


Kenyon L. Butterfield, President of 
the college from 1906 to 1924, was 
born in Michigan in 1868. He was 
brought up on a dairy farm, educated 
in the public schools of Michigan, and 
graduated from Michigan Agricultural 
College in 1891 with the degree of B.S. 
After graduation he engaged in 
agricultural newspaper work, and in 
1895 was made superintendent of the 
Farmers' Institutes of Michigan, where 
he met with great success. He was also 
field agent of Michigan Agricultural 
College for several years, having charge 
of the extensive advertising of the 

In 1902 he received the degree of 
A.M. from the University of Michigan 
at Ann Arbor, working largely in 
sociology and economics. In the 
autumn of 1902 he became instructor 
in rural sociology at the institution. In 
December of that year he was elected 
president of Rhode Island College of 
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. He 
served there with marked ability and 
entire satisfaction. 

Butterfield had written many articles 
on rural sociology for leading farm 
journals and magazines of the country, 
and had read a paper on "The Social 
Phase of Agricultural Education" at 
the annual convention of the Associa- 
tion of American Agricultural Colleges 
at Des Moines, Iowa, in 1904. He 
was regarded as one of the leaders in 
Agricultural thought and education in 

the country. 

At a meeting of the trustees of 
Massachusetts Agricultural College on 
January 2, 1906, Butterfield was chosen 
to fill the vacancy left by the death of 
Henry H. Goodell. He assumed the 
duties of his office the following July. 

The first public inauguration of a 
president of M.A.C. was that of Butter- 
field. Leading educators in New Eng- 
land attended the exercises on October 
17, 1906. In his inaugural address, he 
discussed "The Forward Movement in 
Agricultural Education." 

President Butterfield succeeded to 
the presidency when the college was 
entering upon a period of rapid growth, 
and with greater opportunities for 
efficient service in the cause of educa- 
tion and rural betterment than any of 
his predecessors. 

In the first year of his administration 
occurred the fortieth anniversary of 
the founding of the college. Exercises 
included the dedication of Clark Hall, 
the botanical building named in honor 
of President Clark, and the dedication 
of the Trophy Room in North College, 
which was marked by the placement 
there of the shell with which the '71 
crew won their great victory at Ingle- 

Many other buildings were con- 
structed during Butterfield's adminis- 
tration. In 1908, French Hall with the 
New Durfee Range was built at a cost 
of $34,000. In 1910, Fernald Hall was 
built for $80,000. The next year Grinnell 
Arena was authorized, and the West 
Experiment Station renovated. 

In 1912, Flint Laboratory was con- 
structed at a cost of $75,000, and an 
addition was made to Draper Hall. 
Three years later $210,000 was author- 

ized for the construction of Stockbridge 
Hall. Mt. Toby was acquired for 
$30,000 the next year. A microbiology 
building, now Marshall Hall, was 
authorized at a cost of $62,000. 

The three final buildings authorized 
during Butterfield's adminstration 
were Abigail Adams House, 1920, at 
$127,400, Memorial Building, 1921, at 
$117,500, and in 1924, Goessmann 
Laboratory at $300,000. 

Events of importance during Butter- 
field's administration were as numerous 
as the new buildings. In 1907, the 
Divisions of Humanities, Horticulture, 
and Agriculture were begun. Summer 
School was started, and the Depart- 
ment of Agricultural Education was 

In 1908, in addition to some fifty 
new courses, the graduate school was 
begun. Moreover, the departments of 
Floriculture, Physical Education, Ru- 
ral Social Science, Pomology, and 
Agronomy were established. 

The next year entrance requirements 
were raised to prevailing collegiate 
standards, and Theta Nu Epsilon and 
Kappa Gamma Phi fraternities were 

Two years later, Theta Chi became a 
national fraternity on the campus. In 
1912 Sigma Phi Epsilon and Lambda 
Chi Alpha were begun. Free tuition at 
the college was restricted to residents 
of Massachusetts. 

Two more fraternities, Kappa Epsil- 
on and Alpha Sigma Phi, appeared in 
1913. In this year the Hampden 
County Improvement League was 
founded. The next year was marked by 
the organization of Adelphia, and the 
visit to M.A.C. of President Sato of 

There later appeared in 1915 Delta 
Phi Gamma, a sorority, and Alpha 
Gamma Rho in 1917. In 1919, with 
Lewis as acting president and Professor 
Patterson as acting dean, the Women's 
Student Council was organized. At the 
Stockbridge School, Kolony Klub, AT. 
G., and S.C.S. were formed. 

In 1920 the Honor System went into 
effect at M.A.C. In this year, marked 
by the appearance of ex- President 
Taft at M.A.C., Allen L. Pond, the 
college's "finest sportsman," died. 
The enrollment of the college Ml 
swelled the next year by 194 disahM 

In 1923, the last full year of Mutter 
field's term, the Maroon Key, soplm- 
more honorary society, was organized. 

In 1924, Butterfield left Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College to beM-* 
president of Michigan State College, 
his Alma Mater. 

There is actually one girl student at 
Lindsay College, Lindsay, OnU Can. 
whose ambition is to become "a g<*» 
wife for some man." The others. I 
survey revealed, would like to become 
teachers, nurses, stenographers, dieti- 
cians, writers or interior decorators 
Would-be teachers led the list. 

The depression has had at I*** 
beneficial effect in the belief of P 
Lotus D. Coffman of the Univ. -rsit> 
Minnesota. He attributes the attain- 
ment of a ten-year high in m tolaWW 
last year to the fact that students w 
less money, more time for study. 

Gatekeeper,, at Ohio Stale l«JJJ 
sity have a novel method for deci _ 
whether you're sober enough ie«-J 
the stadium. If you can *'** Q ^ f . 
thumbs in unison, you're o.k- ^ f 
wise you can watch the game 
telegiaph pole. 

Sophomores at Haverford t**^ 
comprehensive examination >■" . , 
ing 2725 questions. It r< quire; 
hours to complete. 

Support the 
A.B. I>«'liree 

M. A. C. Library. 

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No. 10 


Pres. Baker to Speak 
At Convoc. Dec. 12 

Subject for Talk Not Yet An- 
nounced. President Expected to 
Com men ( I'pon A. II. Degree 

President Hugh P. Maker will ad- 
dress the student body at Convocation 
exercises Thursday, December \2, it 
was announced today, Last year Dr. 
Maker spoke at one of the regular con- 
vocations and discussed college prob- 
lems giving the administration views 
on several topics of student interest. 

While no announcement of the sub- 
ject Dr. Maker will discuss has I n 

made, it is expected that he will com- 
ment upon the A.M. degree campaign. 


front row: Harry Johnson, Norvin Laubenstein, Chairman, Frederick 

Hull. Rear row: Kenwood Ross, Harold Midgely Chester Gates 

Karhary (oust Orchestra to IMaj 

at Annual Affair Sponsored 

By .Military Majors 

Saiurday night may mean just an- 
other pay check to the rest of the world, 
hut to Massachusetts State, it's the 
H\cnmg of the Military Ball. Along 
about eight p.m., the Drill Hall will 
take on a busy and festive air as couples 
in twos and fours gradually meander in, 
and the ten-piece Barbary Coast 
orchestra of Dartmouth College starts 
the evening's dance. At approximately 
10 o'clock, the grand march will be led 
by Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. H.T. 
Applington and following that will 

come the selecting of the Honorary 
Colonel of the evening from among all 
of the women guests present. 

Up to last Sunday night, the follow- 
ing couples have signed up for the 

Norvin Laubeoatein. Shatata < mrlej , Marry 
JnhMon, rides Proctor; Cfetatai Gate* Jiannr 
Laaabert; Laaei iMtlett BMnbetii Kaayoa; 
Robert Hn la munh , Virginia < . nn<.r u 
Moatty, Sylvia wluor; Mylci Boyfcu Marguerite 
i.Dii.. w.iit.t Wainia, Battle* 11. ill Robert 
( owing. Pri* ill. i Br a d for d, 

Loata Bii-.oili, Ann.- Corcoran; Earl Morey, 

Dorothy Mercer; ki. bard rhompaoa, Marjories 

Whitney; « Hiford < ertia, Barbara Riadon; Breratt 

I BMrida* rraadi II. nu. Richard Towfe, Prancia 

Morli-s ; Willi* Allen, Juli.. • olbj < rtiy i .r i Ann 

Continued on Page 5 


ror the first time since its opening 
sixty -. -i«ht years ago, South College 
has ttavtod the new college year 
without housing at least a small 
amount of students. It was way back 
in 18(i7 that the administration de- 
cided thai it would be impossible to 
continue without some means of 
shelter f.,r the students besides what 
wis being obtained from the people 
°f the town. It was contracted for 
the following: "a dormitory 100 x 50 
Four stories high. The three 
itoriei of this building will afford 
onM for forty-eight students, 
be entire lower story for 
jeatatk>n rooms, a cabinet and li- 
*WJ room. Whenever a building 
shall be erected giving more ample 
! >t ions for lectures, red 
tailor,-, cabinet* and library rooms. 
the fewer story can be used for stu- 
■enta rooms/' 

fir*! class to enter the South 

• fully realized the value 

*huh the new building meant to 

h «n. i hey established a dormitory 

body, opened a student 

founded a library out of 

funds. This library con- 

dln "i the current periodicals and 

,w ! of the day. The pictures 

nt covers were in demand 

decorate the walls of the 

"id it was necessary to have 

to determine who should 

* the coveted prizes. 

a ere entirely unfurnished 

or the furniture that the 

were able to bring with 

purchase in town. And as 

progressed, more students 

live in Old South who 

were unable to, until the Trustees 
decided that "It will he Impossible to 
admit another class until another 
building is erected." In that brief 
sentence North College was realized 
and opened in 1868. From that time 
until the present day, these two 
dormitories. North and South, set 
the campus ablaze with activity with 
their rivalry, each attempting to do 
more for "Old Aggie" than the other. 
In both, fraternities were horn, Q.T.V. 
in South College in 18(19. and Phi 
Sigma Kappa in North College in 
187.'!. Thenceforward, rivalry con- 
tinued for the most part between 
members of both organizations. 

For a period of about ten years 
before the opening of the century. 
South College was occupied by both 
fraternities, I hi Sigma Kappa having 
the entire West Wing, and Q.T.V. 
occupying another Wing. Hut it was 
not the South College that we know 
today. On February 4, 188"), Old 
South was destroyed by fire, leaving 
the college handicapped. On June 
11th of that same year, the Massa- 
chusetts Legislature passed a resolve 
allowing $45,000 for rebuilding. Two 
years later it was voted to enlarge the 
dormitory at a cost of thirty-three 
thousand dollars, allowing accommo- 
dations for the agricultural depart- 

By successive degrees since the 
passage of this last Act the dormitory 
has given way to administration 
offices. The process was slow, but 
with the erection of Thatcher Hall, 
Old South finally gave in and resigned 
itself to the- new generation. 


Of the thirty-seven students who 
entered the competition for positions 
on the editorial board of the Massacu 
setts Collegian, twelve were elected to a 
provisional membership at the Hoard's 
weekly meeting Monday evening. 
These new members will serve a six- 
week probationary period, after which 
they will, at the recommendation of 
the editors, be either taken on per- 
manently or dropped from the He»ard. 
These students represent the three low- 
er classes: three juniors, four sopho- 
mores, and five freshmen. 

Thestntiei I <<-ie, 1 A and their activi- 
ties are: 

Barbara S. Nice is a member of the 
(.iris 1 Glee Chafe, of the Y.W.C.A., and 
will appear in the forthcoming Hay 
State- Review. She is a transfer stu- 
dent from Ohio State University. 

Raymond H. .Jordan is a transfer 
student from Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute and was junior editor of 
Tech News, the student publication at 
that institution, and is a member of 
Phi Sigma Kappa. 

James S. Waldman, a graduate of the 
Springfield High School, is a member of 
the Menorah Society and of phi 
Lambda Tau, of which is he also t he- 

Stanley A. Flower, member of Alpha 
Gamma Rho, was ■ member of the 
freshman swimming team, and was 
graduated from the Mary K. We-lls 
High School, Southbridge. 

Mary P. O'Connell was graduated 
from the Wakefield High School and is 
a member of the Newman Club and 
Continued on Page 2 


Community Concert 
To be Held Here 
Next Thurs. Evening 

Malcolm and (iodden, Two-Piano 

ItecitaliNtN, to Play in Stoek- 

bridfte Hull 

Malcolm and Coddc-n, two-piano 
recitnlists, will open this year's series 
of Amherst Community Concerts 

Individual SkitM and Act* to 

Occupy First Half of Review 

on December l.'t 


Thursday. Dae, S 

3. OOp.n I in-Sophomorc football 


i 30 p.m. ( olkgian Buataen Board Competi- 

."...Hi p.m. ( loMfl date* all MMorftiei 

7.30p.m. Bead Reoearaal Bowferr 

8.00 p.m. Mea'i itebatins Se nat e Room 
Friday, Dec. 6 

\2 wwn Freahmaa -im)<f<-r Kirls m>-<-tinK 
Memorial Building 

k.OO p.m. Jitni;. Players, Social larios. Bow- 
Saturday, Den-. 7 


1.00 p in ; Du w ta 

IMX) p- m Milit.irv B.ill Drill M.ill 
Sunday, Dec. S 

3.00 p.m. Radio < oncert. Memorial Building 

",i»i p.m Vetpers, Rev. iJr. Carol I.. Bura- 
hardl Memorial Building 
Tuesday. I>e< III 

7 :in p m, i >',< ■ mat, B on to 

Debating Senate H 
Wednesday. Det II 

7.00 Bi 

Thursday. Dei M 

11,00 tion 

when they give their recital in Stock 
bridge' Hall next Thursday evening. 
Though still in their twenties, Uttas 
pianists have received wide ree-earnition 
as a musical team. Grant tribute has 
been paid to them for their unusually 
fine musicianship, and I heir flawless 
sense of ensemble. Malcolm and 
Godden have done much in the field 
of transcriptions. Through their trans 
scriptions they have doubled t He- 
repertoire for two pianos. The«y realize 
that two pianos are an entirely indi- 
vidual entity, rather than a means of 
thickening and doubling something 
that can be played on one- piano. 
They realize that it is not an amplifi 
cation of solo piano work, but a 
medium in itself in which are to be 
found entire-ly new effects, new sounds, 
and have aec-ordiriKly spe-cially studied 
and expl<»red e-fb-.ts in order to better 

equip themselves for their work. 

Much of their acclaim has been won 
Continued to Page 8 

On December 18, the student l>ody 
will again witness the annual Hay 
Stale RaviffW, a traditional event of 
every school year. This year the review 
will be divided into two parts: the 
first part to be comixised of the usual 
skits put on by individual students; 
the second half to feature the musical 
• lubs production of the (Jilbert and 
Sullivan ope-relta. Trial by Jury. The 
individual skits will feature small acts, 
among which will be several dancing 
specialties and musical and venal 
selections. The Koistcr Doislers, who 
always aponaoff t his annual review, also 
announce- thai the student orchestra, 
the Statesmen by name-, will also play 
on this first part of the program. 

The second portion of the- program 
will consist of the- presentation of Trial 
by .Jury, the cast of which is to be 
headed by .James Kerr :{<i, and Alma 
Hoyden '.17. The scene of the operel 1 1 
is a courtroom where, as ihe play o|M-ns 
the whole assembly is waiting for the 
court to epm and to announce that 
Kdwin is to be- sued by Angelina. The 
defendent, who is warmly rece iv ed by 
the people-, presents his case-, is inter- 
rupted by the- .Judge-, who takes time 
out to tell his life story. His song is 
really the- forerunner of many of (be 
p.nter songs ho common in the 

Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. A new 
Continued on Page fi 

Twenty-three Chosen 
To Act in "Othello" 

McCoiicliie, l,eviii M on, mid Law 

<■«•« Male Leaf Is 

< ';tst in the major partH of the forth- 
coming Roister Doister production, 
"Othello," are-, Kdward I^aw as 
Othe-llo, John MeCeaichie- as lago, 
LnUTMIU Le-vinson as Cassio, |^,i H 
Macomber as l)i-sde-mona, and Martha 
White- as Kmelia The cast was 
chosen Tuesday evening from a com- 
petition consisting of forty seve-n 
aspirants. The cast includes five 
seniors, three juniors, nine- sopho- 
mores and six freshmen, thirteen of 
whom have- not appeareel in previous 
procluc fions. 

e 'ontinued on Page (i 


Transformation of the old Morti 
cultural Ham into a hospital ward 
building with forty be;ds will be com- 
pleted within a week. The interior is 
being finished under a $7f>00 appropri- 

The addition of the; ward building te> 
the infirmary will bring the total 
number of be?ds to r>2. Until last ye-ar 
the only facilities for caring for sick 
students were the two small cottages 
on the hillside, east of Marshall Hall. 
Although the inte-rior was unfinished 
last year, it was ready for occupancy in 
case of an emergency. 

Under the supervision of the grounds 
: department, the land in front of the 
e»ld section of the infirmary has been 
; regarde?d to c onform with the- level of 
j the new road which has been built to 
Thatcher Hall. Grading of ground 
around the new section is to be done- 

Ambulance s will be able- to approach 
the door on the north side- of the build- 

ing by me-ans of a spae-ious approach 
and turnaround. Construction of this 
road will necessitate- the- cutting away 
of the; bank and of many small trees 
on the- north side of the- new ward 

In requesting an appropriation for 
the- addition to the < olle-ge infirmary in 
19.54, President Maker reported to the 
»>oard of trustees, "When it is appreci- 
ated that we have twelve be-ds to take 
• are of twelve hundred students, it can 
be si-en that our facilities for maintain- 
ing satisfactory health are wholly 
inadeepjate." $1. 1,000 was provided by 
spec ial a^jpropriation to move the old 
Horticultural Ham to ■ site adjacent 
to the- ( olle-ge- infirmary. 

Although the building was e-cjuipped 
with electricity, heat, and running 
water by this appropriation, the- in- 
terior remained unfinished. This year 
a special appropriation of $7,100 was 
made for additional const rue tion and 

necessary e-cpjjpme-nt. 


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Wednesday, 10:15 p.m. — The Adelphia, Massachusetts 
State College honorary society, tonight went on record, 
unanimously, as favoring the A.B. degree. Announce- 
ment of the vote was made by Fred Murphy, president of 
the society. 

Support of Student*' A.B. Degree 

Campaign Expressed. Alumni 

Volunteer Active Aid 

Stressing the point that the present 
undergraduate sentiment in favor of 
the adoption of the A.B. degree is chief 
among the gratifying indications of the 
spirit of development at M.S.C., John 
McConchie '36, president of the stu- 
dent senate, addressed the Essex 
County Alumni Club at their annual 
dinner held recently in Danvers. 

McConchie is the first undergradu- 
ate to whom the Essex County Alumni 
Club has extended this privilege. 
He appeared on the regular program of 
the meeting, the arrangements for 
which were made by the following 
officers of the club: Jasper Marsh '95, 
president; Molly Lewis '23, vice-presi- 
dent; Herman Magnuson '30, treas- 
urer; and Larry Jones '26, secretary. 

In turning over the meeting to 
Toastmaster Ralph Gaskill '13, Presi- 
dent Marsh spoke of the pride that the 
Alumni take in the college, and of their 
strong loyalty to it. The other speakers 
of the evening Larry Jones '26, 
Sumner Parker '04, who for ten years 
was secretary of the Associate Alumni 
and is at present state county agent 
leader in the Extension Service, and 
Dr. Maxwell Goldberg '28 — enlarged 
upon different aspects of the theme 


I I III I 111 


One objection that might be offered against the granting of an 
A.B. degree by Massachusetts State has to do with the gradual 
decreasing of the gap between the B.S. and the A.B. degree. It is 
claimed that the B.S. and the A.B. degrees are gradually becoming 

While we recognize the fact that educators are making less 
distinction today between the A.B. degree and the B.S. degree, we 
do not feel that the two degrees have come anywhere near being 
synonomous. Certainly, when it comes to applying for positions, 
graduate assistantships, and admission to graduate school, there is 
a distinction made. 

More than once a graduate of M.S.C. has applied for a position 
as a teacher of English in Massachusetts high schools. Immedi- 
ately, the question of the B.S. degree in English is raised. Some- 
how, a B.S. degree and a major in English do not sound consistent. 
And that applies not only to English but to a number of other 
subjects in which M.S.C. students major. 

Last year, a member of the class of 1935, applying for admission 
to graduate school, submitted his college record. He received 
the "encouraging" reply that "we usually admit only students 
holding the A.B. degree. We don't understand just what the 
courses your college offers for the B.S. degree really consist of. 
Please send us a marked catalogue." Needless to say, this graduate 
of M.S.C. did not enter that graduate school. 

These are only two instances of the real distinction between the 
A.B. and the B.S. degrees. It is all well and good to take the 
academic view that after all there isn't much difference between the 
degrees, and anyway the degree you hold does not mean you are 
an educated man. But to those who hold that view, may we 
suggest they attempt telling that same story to a hard boiled 
employer who cannot see the consistency of a B.S. degree in human- 
istic studies. 

We feel that this situation is true. This college graduates stu- 
dents in the non-scientific courses. The college gives them a degree. 
But, here is the inconsistency. The degree is a Bachelor of Science 
degree. Is the college being fair to that portion of the student 
body which does not major in science? 

John McConchie 
President of Student Senate 

developed by McConchie from the 
undergraduate point of view. 

College Musi Develop 

Sumner Parker assured his hearers 
♦ hat they were justified in being proud 
of the growing College, and he remind- 
ed them that it has been their loyalty, 
expressed especially in their support 
of the Associate Alumni, and, more 
tangibly, in the Memorial Hall and the 
Physical Education Building, which 
has been in no small measure respon- 
sible for the progress of the College. 

To suggest this progress, Mr. Parker 
gave a sketch of recent developments 
in the "physical plant," the organiza- 
tion of resident instruction, the func- 
tioning of committees appointed by the 
President, and the Experiement Sta- 

tion Service. He voiced his 1 
that more students did not go j nt( 
agriculture at such a time as thin, when 
there are increased opportunity > f 0r 
men who have specialized in agri. ixfag. 
yet he admitted that the College t nugt 
develop in other than agriculii ,.| <jj. 
rections, and that it must prepm 
students for other than agricultural 

Dr. Cioldber& Speak* 

Dr. Goldberg, who followed "Mac" 
endorsed the remarks of those who had 
preceded him, and went on to preset 
that the Massachusetts State < 'xllege 
could not but be of greater and greater 
value to the citizens of the State, under 
the able leadership of President Maker 
and with the combined support ofthi 
older alumni, the younger alumni, and 
the undergraduates. He noted with 
regret that there have been points of 
friction between some of the more cob- 
servative of our Alumni and tome ut 
the more progressive supporters of the 
College. He went on to observe, how- 
ever, that these points of friction have 
been greatly reduced during the pail 
few years. He urged that t he chief 
remaining cause of divergence of lentt- 
ment the question of the Arts <ii- 
gree — be removed as soon as pnojibli. 
so that full harmony may prevail. 

The question, he said, is not Why 
should the Arts degree be granted to 
those of our students who have ben 
encouraged to take the course leading 
to that degree," but rather "Why 
should it not be granted to them, since 
they have earned it?" He went on to 
Continued on Page 6 


A couple of golf-minded faculty men 
were having a little game recently. 
Everything was hunky-dunky until one 
of the players missed a short, sure 
putt. He stood speechless for a mo- 
ment, as a calm before the storm. 
Finally his partner broke the stillness. 

"That was the most profane silence 
I've ever heard," he candidly declared! 

She "How did you ever learn to kiss 

so divinely?" 

He — (underline one desired) 

"I used to blow a bugle in the Boy 

"I used to syphon gas from tanks." 

"Clucking after horses." 

"Saying 'tsk, tsk,' after hearing 
dirty jokes." 

"Eating peas off a knife." 

"Drinking out of a jug." 

"Ordering prunes for breakfast." 

"Blowing smoke rings." 

"Spitting between my teeth." 

"Eating caramels." 

"Eating spaghetti without a fork." 

"Swallowing raw eggs (or raw 

— Bison 




Continued from Page 1 
treasurer of Phi Zeta sorority. 

Maurice Tonkin came to this college 
from Revere High School, joined Phi 
Lambda Tau fraternity and is a mem- 
ber of the Menorah Club. 

Roberta Walkey was graduated 
from the Whitman High School and 
holds membership in the Newman and 
Home Economics Clubs and Phi Zeta 

Fresh 111 11 11 

Thomas J. Enright is a graduate of 
the Piltstield High School and a mem- 

ber of the Newman Club. 

Mary T. Meehan, member of the 
Newman Club, came to Massachusetts 
State College from Woodstock Aca- 
demy, Woodstock, Mass. 

Emery Moore, Jr., graduate of the 
Sharon High School, sings in the 
men's (Jlee Club and has pledged Phi 
Sigma Kappa fraternity. 

Norman T. Thomas, Jr., of the 
Marblehead High School is a pledge to 
Phi Sigma Kappa and a member of the 
hand and of the Outing Club. 

Eleanor Ward was graduated from 
the Classical High School, Springfield, 

One of the captains in the military 
department critically examined a group 
of sophomores standing at attention. 
Suddenly his glance froze. 

"Put your feet together" he yelled to a 
nonchalant embryo soldier. "You're 
not on a horse now." 

Jack be nimble, 
Jack be quick, 
Freshman, answer 
That phone or I'll 
Beat the hell out of 

— Auburn Plainsman 

He was quite disappointed when he 
discovered that the new rug on the 
floor was only his roommate's towel. 

Hardly stems a week since that 
turkey shriirlled to a pigeon. And now, 
another mention impending almost. 

Life Saving Course 

A Red Cross Senior Life Saving 
course will begin this Friday at five 
p.m. at the pool. This course consists 
of approximately eight hours of in- 
struction with a certificate awarded for 
satisfactory completion of the course. 
All men interested in obtaining this 
certificate must hand their names in to 
Joseph Rogers and be present at the 
meeting Friday afternoon. 

Band Keliearsal 

The regular weekly rehearsal of the 
Band will be held Thursday night, 
at 7.30 in the Memorial Building. 
Because of the concert next Friday 
night, Dec. 13, it is important that all 
members be present. Anyone else who 
is interested in playing with the Band 
in its concert work this winter is urged 
to attend this rehearsal. There will also 
be a rehearsal Tuesday night, Dec. 10 
at 7.30 in the Memorial Building. 

Menoiali ("lull 

On Sunday, Dec. 8, Mr. Louis 
Hurwich, dean of the Hebrew Teachers' 
College of Boston will address the 
Menorah Club on "Survival Theories 
in Jewish History and their Modern 

Continued on Page 3 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

First, as an American citizen op- 
posed to tyranny and medieval bar- 
barity, secondly as a Jew unashamed 
of my heritage, I protest the presence 
in the Physical Education Building »i 
this Land Grant college, of a poster 
advertising the degenerate Overman 
Chancellor's call to the youth of the 
world to participate in his Olympic 
games and thereby tacitly express 
their approval of the vicious poficMi 
of National "Socialism." 

Whoever was indiscreet enough to 
display that poster is himself either an 
unthinking fool or as nauseatingly 
wretched in his small way as toe 
Olympic's sponsor. It is an affront to 
every person who would pride himself 
on the traditions of American libertj 
and I take this opportunity of publicly 
demanding its immediate removal by 
the college administration. 

Nicholas Biel Jacob** 
Stock bridge '36 



Once to change beings with a tree, 
To stand initiate with the elements, 
Passively inhaling the wind's cool scents 
Or tossing my hair in a frenzy to be free. 

Once to be the wind perhaps, 
Pressing my fingers on the bosom of a lake, 
Making soft caresses only winds can make, 
Stealing whispered words which darkness wraps. 

Once to be the spirit of the night 
Gently kissing Earth's half-wakeful face, 
Making her forget the common place 
And all the lesser ways of formal light. 

Author Sandra Gulben, '37. 
Judge Mr. Frederick S. Troy 

Manuscripts for the next contest must be in Professor Ran< 
office on or before the fifteenth of this month. 




With only two weeks left for practice, the Taube basketeers 
practicing daily in the cage in preparation for their initial 
ounter with Middlebury on Dec. 18. The loss of five letter- 
men from the team leaves the hoopmen with but three veterans 
on the floor. As usual the Statesmen, led by Captain Stewart 
able forward, present a scrappy front, and will probably 

od into a fijrhtinu unit n« tim» F au v 


develop into a fighting unit as time 
- on. But it is evident that the 
hoi'psters have much work before 
tin in. This year's schedule calls for 
fourteen games in which the team will 
i some strong opposition, from 
opponent! who will display more than 
their usual ability. 

The Statesmen have lost five of last 
r's lettermen through graduation. 
Bill Davis, Edward Genest, Ernie 
.J.iworski, Bill Muller, and Carol 
Thayer, who contributed so much to 
last year's hoop set up, are now no 
longer available. With the ranks of 
the Taubemen so depleted the positions 
left open by the men must be filled. 

The basketball squad has already 
heen cut down to twenty-one men, 
and another cut is soon expected. The 
twenty-one men who remain on the 
squad are: Captain John Stewart, 
Walter Mosely, Louis Boniolatti, Isa- 
dore Barr, Putnam, Czelusniak, Rielly, 
Bokina, Osely, Fred Riel, Fran Riel, 
\UNally, Rustigian, Bush, Alpert, 
(rowly, Sievers, Richardson, Dinan, 
Kevvc-r, and Slesinski. 

( )t these men who have been practic- 
ing in the cage but little over a week, 
only three are lettermen. These are 
Captain Stewart who played forward, 
Lou Mongiolatti guard, and Walter 
Mosely another of last year's guards. 
In spite of the short time that the pres- 
ent squad has been practicing it shows 
signs of development. Although it is 
far from being a perfected unit, the 
jquad seems to be developing s-eadily. 
So far the squad has shown itself to be 
weakest in center position, which has 
yet to be competently filled. The 
squad which is already pressed for 
time in its preparation for the first 
encounter must also readjust itself to 
several new rules which have appeared 
in intercollegiate basketball. 

However, there is no doubt that with 
the men now available Mel Taube 
assisted by Bill Frigard, assistant 
coach, will develop a basketball edition 
that will maintain State's hoop repu- 
tation acquired during the last few 




Frosh Meet 
In Football 



The annual interclass athletic high- 
light of the year, the Freshman- 
aophomon football game, will be 
Played this afternoon at Alumni Field. 
Qooo scores of the past indicate that 
Ihe dass teams are usually evenly 
matched. There is no "betting" 
■vorite since neither has as yet func- 
tioned as a unit. 

1 be freshmen have won three times 

in the past, 12-0 in 1930, 19-8 in 1933, 

and 2-0 last year. The sophomores won 

nly victory 6-0 in 1929, the other 

**o g ones being scoreless ties. 

freshman squad is composed of 
* who have seen regular service 

in high 

ind prep schools and have been 

u nd«r instruction in the physical 
•' courses. The majority of 
Bophomoroo will be members of 
'> squad who are not likely 
• their letters. 

to re* 


< r >ntinued from Page 2 

} i Hurwich has been prominent 

ducation in New England 

Mth " me ' and has been associated 

Hebrew Teachers' College 

undation over thirteen years 

Waa on campus last vear, and 

• the club on "Early Periods in 

>>rew Literature." 

and tmg wU1 8tart at 645 P m - 

Build* '' P,ace in the Memori «' 

Hurw,'' After the aadre88 > Mr - 
tin* ' Wl11 be 8 Iad to answer ques- 

., n> 'lu- floor. 

7/' <*»■ Meeting 

""t meetings of the Mathe- 

Cross country statistics for the last 
fourteen years, indicate that Mass. 
State has consistently enjoyed OttOOOH 
where its hill and dalers have been 
concerned. Cross country teams of the 
past have accumulated a preponderance 
of wins to which the 1935 pacers have 
added their share. 

Since 1922 when the Derby men had 
their first undefeated season, the 
Statesmen have accumulated 46 wins 
in the 66 meets in which they have 
participated, while in the last five- 
seasons State can boast of 19 victories 
as against only seven losses. Three 
times in the last fourteen years the 
Derbymen have completed their sched- 
ules without having suffered defeat 
and only a single time have the 
Maroon and White Harriers dropped 
more meets than they won in one 
season. The three record years were 
1922, 1926, and 1934. 

This years cross country team has 
upheld the record as well as sonic- of 
the traditions of its predecessors with 
four wins in six meets. Among other 
things it has sustained the college's 
record of wins on the home course, for 
not once in the last five years have the 
Derbymen lost a race on their own 

The Derbymen opened as well as 
closed their schedule this fall with a 
32-22 loss. The opening loss to a well 
trained and experienced Tufts set-up 
might well have been expected by the 
novice Statesmen only two of whom 
had had any previous varsity experi- 
ence. Following this initial defeat, the 
Statesmen broke into the win column 
the next week and maintained their 
stand there through out the fall until 
their curtain meet with R.PI. when 
they were again laid low 33-22. In 
the intermediate meets with well 
primed cross country teams, the Derby- 
men showed increasing ability as the 
season passed. This was especially 
true of the sophomore members of the 
leam, NeJame, Villaume, Little, Ed 
and Dave Beaumont. 

Proctor and Gillette, State's star 
runners of the past season, have now 
completed their college career as cross 
country runners. Their contribution 
to the success of the Derbymen this fall 
cannot be underestimated. Except for 
the initial meets this fall, when Gillette 
was recovering from an operation, he 
has been at the head of the line in every 
cross country encounter that the Der- 
by-men have engaged in. Besides lead- 
ing his team mates throughout the sea- 
son, Captain Proctor has the distinction 
of crossing the finish line first in every 
dual meet this fall except two. the Tufts 
meet, when he was outrun by Starr of 
the Jumbos, and in the Amherst meet 
by the Sabrina sophomore star, Cow- 
ing. In a recentNew England Inter- 
collegiate meet in Boston, Proctor had 
the distinction of finishing second in a 
meet to which several New England 
colleges sent representatives. 












Utility Muck 

Welles Williams 

Misevclh W.P.I. 

Bracket t Conn State 
Lewis Williams 

Ashkenazy Rowdoin 
Jones Williams 

( '<»ey Amherst 

Sawyer Rowdoin 


Utility Lineman 

Captain Stanley 



Rl. State 





It's quite a while since the Tufts game, but anyone who saw 
the contest can't help remembering how well the Statesmen 
acquitted themselves to avenge ten years of failures and ties 
against the Jumbos. Captain Jack Sturtevant and Emil Koenig 
were the touchdown heroes, Jack scoring two and Emil account 
ing for the third in the last minutes of play, after a forty-three 

yard march during which he carried the 

Stjil.. |,,|| S if ttollw 


Yards gained by rushing 243 

Yards gained by passing 43 

Passes tried . \;\ 

Passes completed , r > 

Passes intercepted 

First downs \;\ 

Penalties. 2. r > 





With the- advent of the cold weather 
again, several things have come to our 
attention. This time ■ t bey have nothing 
to do with walking on the lawns or 
making dates in the library, or even 
with the coeds wearing ski-suits in the 
frosty weather. It is by far a matter 
whose effects arc- far more reaching 
than arc those of any of the things we 

The matter that has come to our 
attention has to do with the- ice- that is 
heing formed on the college pond. 
Every year this pond, which is practi 
tally the only place- to skate around 
her.-, becomes the target of many rocks 
which undergraduates deem it wise 
to throw upon said pond in the in- 
terests of safety, to sec- if the ice will 
support them. 

Although w«- recognize and respect 
the instinct of self preservation which 
prompts these students to mar the ice, 
we fee-l that something ought to be 
done to preserve the surface- of the ice 
for the benefit of the hockey tOMM incl 
other who appreciate gattd skating. 
The skating area of the pond is cer 
tainly small enough at best. It surely 
does not have- to he diminished by the 
innocent but thoughtless actions of a 
few students. 

In the future- when you're- not sure 
about the strength of the ice, don't test 
its strength with rocks; and by all 
means don't test it with your own 
weight, but wait until you're sure that 
the ice is perfectly safe. 


Amherst with three players led in 
number of members of the Mass. State 
All-Opponent team selected by Captain 
Jim Davidson and his mates. Wesley- 
an and Williams placed two men, while 
Tufts, Conn. State, Worcester Tech. 
and A. I.C. each contributed one 
player. Barton of Wesleyan was 
elected Captain. 

Four captains head the liat of 
players: Winston of Amherst, Road 
of Connecticut. Koxby of Wesleyan, 
and Mongelli of A. I.C. Winston and 
Abercrombie of Amherst, and Barton 
of Wesleyan repeat from last year. 
Johnny Davidson of Williams is a 
sophomore while McKwan of Worces- 
ter Tech is only a freshman. 

Due to the number «>f outstanding 
players the selectors placed greater 
emphasis on the player than on the 
position, thus necesitating the shifting 
of many to position either than those 
that they were accustomed to play. 
Lister of Tufts was shifted from right 
to left fullback. Mongelli, who plays in 
both the forward and fullback lines 
was placed in the outside right posi- 
tion. Koxby, the leading scorer of the 
Fast through a center was placed at 
inside right. 

Ml -Opponent I eon i 

ball on 12 of the 13 plays. 

The Statesmen completely out- 
classed the Jumbo*. The seniors 
playing their last game turned in a 
brand of football the like of which had 
not been seen in a Maroon and White 
grid contest this season. Koenig bore 
the brunt of the Taubemen's attack 
with his familiar tackle smashes and 
end runs piling up a majority of 
State's 13 first downs. 

Captain Jack's strategy was the 
main cog in the victory drive in this 
important objective game. A reserve 
of plays not used earlier in the season 
completely bewildered the Tuft's de- 
fense. A new Stewart to Koenig lateral 
from the line of scrimmage used deep 
in Jumbo territory aided immeasurably 
in bringing the ball in position for 
scoring plays and the surprising sight of 
Klmer Allen in the backfield shoving 
short passes to Stewart baffle.! the 
State audience as much as it did the 
'Tufts team. 


Best forward line 

A mherst 
Conn. State 
A mherst 
A. I.C. 
Worcester Tech 





Best halfback line Amherst 
Best fullback line Amherst 
Best drilled team Wesleyan 
Best forward McKwan (W.P.I.) 
Best halfback Kead (Conn. State.) 
Best fullback Winston (Amherst.) 

The Jumbos garnered the first tally 
of the contest. A State fumble gave 
the visitors the ball on the Maroon and 
White 31 yard line and Keith passed to 
Collier for the score after three line 
bucks had failed. Although State 
rallied after the Jumbo tally, no fur- 
ther score was made during this period. 
Another fumble, this time by Spath 
of the visitors on his own 42 started 
State on the march for the first score. 
Kossiter recovered and Koenig drove 
the ball forward to Tufts' 28. A pair 
of passes failed and then Johnny 
Stewart left the rear guard to catch one 
himself, this time from the hands of 
Allen, to bring the ball to the 15-yard 
stripe. Koenig again drove forward 
and took the ball to the 6-inch line 
from which point Sturtevant sneaked 
through center for the tally. Fisher's 
conversion put State ahead 7-6. 

Tufts kicked off and a penalty 
against the visitors plus a 28 yard run 
by Tikofski put the ball again in 
Jumbo territory. Then Terry Adams 
who had been doing some sensational 
blocking and tackling went out and 
Continued on Page 6 

Outing Club Will 
Show Skiing Films 

matics Club, several students dis- 
cussed topics of interest to people in- 
terested in Mathematics. J. Freed- 
man '37, spoke on Bertrand Russell 
and his new system of Mathematics; 
N. Clark '38, gave a summary of Prof. 
D. E. Smith's Essay on Religio Mathe- 
matici; O. Putnam '36, developed tin- 
class of functions designated as Hyper- 
bolic Functions. 

The next meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, Dec. 1 1 . 

Women*' Debating 

There will be a meeting of the Wo- 
mens' Debating Team in the Senate 
Room, Tuesday evening, Dec. 10. 
Manager of Swimming 

All sophomores who would like to 

A group of ski films will be shown in 
the auditorium of Memorial Hall at 
eight o'clock next Wednesday evening 
under the auspices of the Outing club as 
part of the build-up program for the 
Winter Carnival. Four films will be 
presented, including one instructional 
and two of down hill ski racing in 
Tuckerman's Ravine, White Moun- 

Following the films, Payson Newton 
of the Springfield Ski Club will present 
a lecture on skiing demonstrated with 
equipment. 'There will be no admission 



IN 1571 

try out for manager of swimming, 
please repori to manager DeFelice in 
the pool at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday or 
Friday afternoon. 


Continued from Page 1 
by their brilliant transcriptions of the 
colossal organ works of Bach, many 
Of which, if it were not for these 
transcriptions by Malcom and Godden, 
would be virtually unknown to the 
music-loving public. Their transcrip- 
tions of the Bach pieces are always a 
part of every program they give. 

A. T. Wilson 





HAS 10 'MACS* 




Printers and Publishers 

W. E. Londergan 

Telephone 554 

Northamr/ton, Mass. 


Richards and Ross 
Attend New York 
Fraternity Meeting 

Representatives of College Present 

nl Ann mil Sessions of National 

Interfraternity Council 

Albert P. Richards '36 and Ken- 
wood ROM '37 represented the college 
Interfraternity Council and the col- 
lege as well at the recent annual 
sessions of the National Interfrater- 
nity Council held in New York City. 
Richards and Ross reported, when 
interviewed concerning their trip, that 
the main theme of the conference 
seemed to relate itself to the fact 
that fraternities must cooperate more 
with the colleges and become more 
than mere boarding houses or clubs, 
('■roup life as an aim of fraternities 
was emphasized and the complete 
abolishment of "Hell Week" was 

Plans were made for a concentrated 
nationwide effort to translate six 
recognized fraternity ideals into action 
were urged by all of the conference 
speakers. These six ideals of criteria 
were taken as the keynote of the 
sessions and emphasis was placed on 
the moral obligation of the chapter, 
the national fraternity, the college 
and the alumni, to enforce them. The 
aims of the criteria are: 

"Collegian" Reporter 
Solves Mystery of 
Red-topped Stakes 

Catchbasin Marker* Subject of 
(ireat Perplexity to Student Rody 



First, to promote fraternity objec- 
tives which will be in accord with the 
aims of the colleges in which they are 

Second, to impress upon all fra- 
ternity members that their primary 
loyalty is to the college, and that the 
success of a chapter involves respon- 
sibility of the group as well as the 

Third, to promote through fra- 
ternities, conduct consistent with good 
morals and good taste. 

Fourth, to create in each chapter, 
an atmosphere of intellectual achieve- 

Fifth, to promote sanitary and 
wholesome physical conditions in all 
fraternity buildings. 

Sixth, to inculcate sound business 
practices in managing them. 

It is the plan of Richards and Ross 
to bring all of these points, as well as 
hundreds of other minute details 
which they picked up in the course of 
their three-day trip, directly before 
the Interfraternity Council and in 
certain cases, before the administra- 
tion itself. They expressed the confi- 
dence that the Interfraternity Council 
would be aided materially and other- 
wise by some of the advice and sug- 
gestions which they brought back 
with them. 

Those stakes with crimson tops 
scattered about the campus are not 
heralds of the approaching Christmas 
season, but are markers of the loca- 
tions of catchbasins and drains. 

In past years, from December to 
March, the whereabouts of the drains 
which carry off the melting snow have 
been a fascinating mystery even to 
the grounds department. Trying to 
find one under four feet of snow 
thrown up by plows was more futile 
than looking for a needle in a hay- 
stack: once a man found a needle in 
a haystack. This year science will 
dispel the clouds of uncertainty. 

Opposite each catchbasin a brightly 
colored stake has been placed a certain 
number of feet back from the road. 
Students wishing to find catchbasins 
under the snow this winter need only 
follow a perpendicular line drawn from 
the stake to the road. On that line at 
the edge of the road is the catchbasin. 

Provision has been made for finding 
catchbasins on curves where perpen- 
diculars cannot be drawn. In front of 
each red stake on a curve is a smaller 
stake. Students wishing to find catch- 
basins under the snow on curves are 
strongly urged to use the two stakes 
as two points determining a straight 
line. By following this line a certain 
number of feet, the desired catchbasin 
may be found. 

The grounds department, like that 
other famous organization, is prepared. 

What Worcester youth recently 
escorted the queen of the burlesque in 
that city from her stage door to her 
lavishly furnished apartment? Mass. 
State gentlemen seem to be making 
names for themselves. Fight on, 

Who is the senior Military major who 
is planning to wear spurs to the Military 
Ball? Maybe he doesn't want to be 
hamstringed by some jubilant high 
heeled prom-trotter. 



And speaking of the Ball, it seems 
that another Military man, deep in 
the throes of a new love, last spring 
invited a young lady to the bie event, 
then some eight or nine months distant. 
Since then however, this fair one has 
been passed along, as have two or three 
others, and he has invited the one now 
closest to his heart, apparently having 
entirely forgotten about his previous 
much-too-hasty engagement. As we 
go to press, aforementioned gallant 
hasn't been tipped off as to the score of 
the whole situation. Wouldn't he be in 
a mess if both ladies showed up? We 
hope, should he be one of the readers of 
this column, that we have done our 
duty in warning him at least. 

And which sorority has personality 
reports so that the girls can find out 
there own liabilities and assets, 

without blushing. 


On next Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 
10, at 4.30 in the Memorial Building, 
the Music Committee will sponsor the 
first of its third annual series of in- 
formal concerts. Music for flute and 
piano will be featured. 

These informal concerts, each of 
which lasts less than an hour, have in 
past years been an enjoyable feature of 
college life at M.S.C. This year the 
committee has planned an even finer 

Ten concerts in all will be presented 

this winter. 

If we could get as many people out 
to Alumni Field on game afternoons 
as were there about 10 p.m. on the night 
before vacation we would not be driven, 
as now we might seem to be, to pro- 
posals for night football contests. 

The Index photography department 
reports no serious casulaties except in 
the instance where Theta Chi broke 
the camera man's tricky little gadget 
which snaps the pictures, thus delay- 
ing proceedings for a full quarter hour. 

Military majors attending the com- 
ing Military Ball are asked to check 
their spurs with Midgely at Phi Sig 
and Bull at Kappa Sig, at least three 
hours before the event on Dec. 7. 

Fraternities Vote 
For Three Cups 

Council Adopts Plan to Award 
First, Second, and Third Place 
Trophies, Never to Be Per- 
manently He I i red 

Because of the fact that the Inter- 
fraternity Cup was permanently re- 
tired recently by Kappa Sigma fra- 
ternity, the various fraternities last 
week voted to institute a new cup, 
and also a second and third place 
cup, instead of the plaques as had 
been previously decided upon. It 
was felt that under this new arrange- 
ment the same ideal of the three de- 
partments, namely, scholarship, ath- 
letics and academics would be re- 
tained and at the same time, the 
competition would be fairer to a 
greater majority of fraternity men. 

The unique feature about the new 
arrangement is that none of the cups 
will ever be retired. Under the old 
arrangement, the fraternity winning 
the Interfraternity Cup was allowed 
to permanently retire it. As voted 
upon at the last Council meeting 
however, this plan has been decided 
as unsatisfactory and instead none of 
the three cups will be retired. 

It was further decided that the 
fraternities themselves should bear 
the expense of the new cups rather 
than ask the administration for more 
financial aid. In the case of the last 
cup, which represented an investment 
of seventy-five dollars, all of the ex- 
pense was borne by the administra- 
tion. This time, it is felt that the 
fraternities could afford to pay for the 
three cups themselves. Nevertheless, 
the point was also urged that in the 
event that the administration saw 
fit to present the Council with a sum 
to help defray the expenses that the 
Council would be more than willing 
to receive the gift. 

Head of Dept. of Pomology ||, ls 

Been a Member of the Faculiv 

Since 1907 

The 1936 Index will be dedicate] to 
Fred C. Sears, professor and head ot i be 
department of pomology, Ceorge M 
editor-in-chief, has announced. 

Professor Sears, who came to M..- I 
in 1907, graduated from Km 
Agricultural College in 1892 with the 
degree of B.Sc. From 1892 to 1897 he 
was assistant horticulturist at Kama 
Experiment Station. The next 
he received the degree of M.Sc. from 
the college. 

From 1897 to 1904, Professor Bean 
was director of Nova Scotia School 
of Horticulture at Wolfville. From 
1905 until coming to M.S.C, be mu 
professor of horticulture at Nova 
Scotia Agricultural Collage, Truro. 
Professor Sears is a member of 1'hi 
Kappa Phi. 

With all senior pictures taken, 
Garber Studio of Springfield is com- 
pleting group pictures for the // 
The engraving contract for the hook 
has been given to Back Bay Engraving 
Company. The contract for printing 
has not been let. 

President of M.I.T. 
Convocation Speaker 


Optometrist and Optician 

51 Pleasant Street 

Eye* Tested - Prescription* Filled 


<iay New Table Ware 

Candied Citrus Fruit* 
Fruit Cakes 

Miss Cutler's Gift Shop 

The scene was a particularly heated 
session during a recent soccer game. 
Bob Bieber made one gigantic attempt 
to kick the leather sphere but, he 
missed — ■ and landed directly in the lap 
of a feminine bystander. No, it wasn't 
Mary, thereby disproving the theory 
that it was all an act. 

A quiz paper returned to one senior 
last week in a certain room in Stock- 

bridge Hall contained nothing more 
than a neatly drawn sketch of a shovel. 

hoi your convenience the 


is located in the North Donnitoiv 
Across trom Hook. Store 

We nominate as prize bore on the 
campus, Reanaerd, because he is a 
retailer of hoary jests, a spawner of 
brummagem wit and dreary horse- 
play, a purveyer of pious moral im- 
peachments and spurious pessimism, a 
perennial bewailer of knitting damsels 
and gentlemen shower room sopranos, 
and a dismal dispenser of fatigue. 

Karl T. Compton, President of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
addressed the students at convocation 
this morning. Dr. Compton is a well- 
known physicist, having been awarded 
the Rumford Medal of the Academy of 
Arts and Sciences for 1931. Also since 
1931, he has been a member of the 
committee of enquiry of the depart* 
ment of communications and transit 
of the League of Nations. In 1917, Dr. 
Compton was aeronautical engineer for 
the Signal Corps of the U.S.A., w hil. 
in 1918 he was assistant scientific 
attache of the American Embassy in 

Dr. Compton was graduated from 
the College of Wooster in 1908, when 
the following year, he received his MS. 
degree. In 1912, he was awarded the 
Ph.D. degree from Princeton, and in 
1930, he received his LL.D. from Har- 
vard. He has been instructor of 
Chemistry and Physics in various 
colleges, being chairman of the de- 
partment of Physics at Princeton from 
1929 to 1930. He is a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Tea 
Omega, and other honorary societies 





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, lambda Mu announces the 

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j7, BeatriM Davenport '38, Emma 

Tafl 58, Lois Wood '38, Helen 

0'Hearn '38, Jessie Chase '38, Sylvia 

Randall '38, and Edna Sprague '38. 

Lambda Delta Mu 

On I lee 16, Lambda Delta Mu will 
hold a t'hirstmas Party for members 

and Hedges. 

Siuiiia Beta Chi 

A Thanksgiving dinner was held at 
Sigma Beta Chi on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 
with Mrs. Broughton, Abbey House 
Mother, an guest. 


Rev. Dr. Carol L. Burnhardt will be 
the speaker at the Vesper services this 
Sunday evening in the Memorial 
Building. Father Burnhardt will be 
r. ni' inhered by many on campus be- 
,111.-1 ot his appearance at the New- 
man club two years ago. 

Rev. Dr. Burnhardt is assistant dean 
ot Western College. He has received 
tn- degree of Doctor of Literature from 
i btford I'niversity. He is widely known 
far liis -cope of reading and criticism. 

Two years ago, he delivered the 
annual Newman Club lecture on 
Cardinal Newman. At that same time 
he also addressed some of the English 
, taaaaa on campus. 

Previous to the services Mr. Strat- 
ton will play the Moonlight Sonata by 

The Amherst Camera Club has been 
recently organized on campus. The 
membership of the club is composed of 
all persons interested in photography. 
The club's aims are to present to the 
members speakers who are authorities 
in various fields of photography, and 
to furthur the interest in photography 
among the members. 

There will be monthly meetings with 
speakers in attendance. At each meet - 
ing there will be a competition among 
the members to determine the \w*i 
print that has been submitted by 
them. The decisions will be based on 
public opinion. 

The Camera Club is sponsoring 
monthly exhibitions of photographs 
in the Goodell Library. The present 
exhibit is loaned by the Boston Y.M. 
CA. Camera Club. In it there are 
some excellent ski action pictures. 
Within a short time there will be a 
new exhibition. Also, with the next 
exhibit there will be posted the winning 
photographs of last month's competi- 



Continued from Page 1 
Mrjwfo; Wtadd Lapham, Paula Smith. 

i I ii. k.r. Mabelle Booth; Marshall Allen. 

Mjnon Joins; Jack Tuttle, Hulda Nelson; Ken- 

*•'•" i.i-rtrude Nelson; James Clark. 

Ntiiomls; Clifford Luce. Elizabeth Perry, 

KfUtt, Jean Ellis; Harold Broderick. 

Bfka \I Roy Clark. Helen Bruns; Leland 

Fran i- Kathhone. 

''■"'1 Barbara Thompson; Hamilton <„ir- 

lith Thayer; Leroy Houuhton. Lillian 

Harold Midgely, Mmme. LaBelle; 

' : ' • i .ladys Johnson; James Cutter. 

• I Ralph ( lates. Ruth Todt ; Ki' 

Dorothy Brown; Donald Weaver. Kay 

Ufad Breuckner. Edythe Parsons; 

KrtH, Dorothy Masters, James Valentin.-. 

Edith I'ri.-t. 

I uaer. Ruth Markley; Arthur Whitcomb. 
Ma; Alfred Fisher. Ruth Kinsman; Albert 
- Beatrk e Rafter. 

Due to the unexpected rush in sales 
during t he past two weeks, one hundred 
extra programs have been ordered and 
these will be available at the door on 
Saturday evening. 


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Continued from Page 1 
hauled out a Stewart pass which 
brought the ball to the 6-yard marker. 
Another pass, this time from St .wart 
to Sturtevant was responsible for 
State's second touchdown. Brown's 
dropkick for conversion failed. 

Tufts got into action after a kicking 
duel late in the third period. An aerial 
attack which saw three out of four 
passes completed in six plays brought ' 
the ball to the 6-yard line, but the 
whistle at the half stopped further 

Early in the fourth quarter the 
Jumbos tied the score, Pete Abdu, the 
visitors fullback making the score. A 
pass from Keith to Maynard was good 
for the conversion. 

Then the final long drive for the 
winning touchdown began. Koenig's 
last few minutes of play, marked by 
furious tackle smashes, speedy end 
runs and excellent reception of Stew- 
art's laterals brought the ball on twelve 
plays to the six inch line from which 
point the powerhouse plunged across 
for the final score of the 1935 Mass. 
State football season. 
The lineup: 

Mass. State. 

Lapham, Moseley, le; Peterson, It; 
Bongilatti, lg; Rossi ter. c; Bernstein, 
Sievers, rg; Shulkin, rt; Adams, re; 
Sturtevant, Fran Riel, qb; Stewart, 
Brown, Fisher, lhb; Allen, rhb; Koenig, 
Tikofski, fb. 


Baker, Stone, Devlin, re; Kyrios, 
Readvilas, Bretnaus, rt; Cinley rg; 
Acerra, Ranieri, c; Smith, lg; Zinman, 
Boyd, It; Redshaw, Maynard le; Collier 
qb; Spath, rhb; Keith, lhb; Abdu, 
Tervo, fb. 

At the monthly meeting of the 
History-Sociology club Tuesday even- 
ing, the question, "Should the United 
States constitution be amended so as to 
increase the power of the president?" 
was debated by Alexander Lucey and 
Francis Pray, both graduate students 
in the department. Following the 
presentation of the subject by these 
two feature speakers, the subject was 
thrown open for informal discussion by 
the rest of the members of tin- club. 

In defending the proposition to give 
the president increased powers, Mr. 
Lucey pointed out that the sanctity of 
the constitution was not justified, that 
the slowness of the congressional body 
prevented immediate action in the face 
of crises and that the consolidation of 
power in the hands of the president 
would overcome s. t •tionalism and insti- 
tute nationolism. 

Drawing him argument* front the 

history of our country and analogies 
froan other countries when the power 
has not bean increased, Mr. Pray da 

bated thai the president has enough 

powef at the present tune and that it 
would be folly to invest more power 
constitutionally in the office for use by 
pre.-idents who might abuse their 

Following the debate and discussion 
a vote of the club was taken to deter- 
mine the attitude of this important 
question which promises to be one of 
the major issues in the coming presiden- 
tial campaign. 

The Huh voted affirmatively. 


For tb«. Second Semester of 1934-35 

Phi lambda Tau 

Kappa Kpsilon 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 

Alpha ( lamina Rho 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

Lambda Chi Alpha 

Kappa Sigma 

Theta Chi 

Sigma Phi Kpsilon 


Alpha Sigma Phi 




The following information concern- 
ing fraternity membership and pledge- 
ship was recently compiled: 


IMfl 1937 1938 1939 Total 

K.S. 11 |S 4 gj 

S.P.K. 11 4 2 17 

PS.K. 14 12 2 28 

LCA. 5 9 14 28 

K.K. h 11 6 -T, 

T.C. 9 n 7 27 

Q.T.V. I 17 9 30 

A.G.R. 8 4 7 17 

ASP. «) H 17 

PL T. 7 8 9 21 

A.E.P. 4 3 n> 

By Kenneth Wilson 

Hal Rush 

The freshman and the senior classeH 
met on the soccer field last week in a 
battle royal. Freshman caps were laid 
out on the middle of the field and for 
ten minutes individual man to man 
struggles ensued. At the end of this 
period there was another period of 
five minutes in which a general free 
for-all was held. For the second year 
the class of 1936 was successful. 

Kenovatiou at K.K. 

K.K. house was repaired over the 
Thanksgiving holiday. One study 
room was entirely done over, and an 
oil burner was installed. 

Pledge* (iaiiiiMtl on Gawea 
On November 19 K.K.'s pledge* took 

the paddle dire on ( ireenlield Common. 

Total 93 101 <;.! 



Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7 

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1936 1937 1938 19.19 




















Poultry Club Fleets 

Chick Keefe was elected president of 
the Poultry Club. Al Fischer, also of 
A. 'T.C . was chosen secretary. 

Nudism Invades Campus 

A T.C. conditioned its members for 
the freshman senior hat rush this year. 
After nacfa snowstorm every niemlier of 
the house was compelled to roll around 
dressed in his bathing suit in t f,«. „ n o W 
for half an hour. 

Total 2 13 70 151 236 

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1 2 3 4 

13 6 19 

6 7 13 


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Sehool Enrollment 


Class of 1936 




Total of Classes 


Fraternity members 




Fraternity members 




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Letters Awarded 

With the completion of the toot ball 
and cross-country schedules, letters 
have been awarded to the following 
men: football Albert Chace '36, 
captain, Allen, Alton, Christiansen] 
Cornell, Fischer. Fournier, Ooodwin, 
Keefe, Macintosh, Morey, Rob-bins'. 
Toth; Boise '37. Bush, Cunningham, 
Hair, Tucker, and Wilber Young, 
manager eross-eountry Fred Anna- 
nable '36, captain, Blackmer, Hoser, 
Oleize. Richardson, Smith, Baker '37,' 
Qr aatVea, Harris. 

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Fraternity members yn.3 ' , 

F 'ledges 64 . v; 

Non-fraternity 5.2',' 





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Continued from Page 2 
express the hope that, with the institu- 
tion of the Arts degree, there would 
result a complete fusion of the "Old 
Spirit" and the "New Spirit" into a 
transformed and strengthened "Spirit 
of Massachusetts State." 

The last speaker was Larry .Jones '26, 
one of the prominent younger alumni, 
who, as an undergraduate, distin- 
guished himself in scholarship, athle- 
tics, and student leadership. He com- 
mented on the remarkable improve- 
ment of our football team since the 
beginning of the year, and he spoke 
with admiration of the work of Coach 
Mel Taube. 

John McConchie supplemented Prof. 
Parker's sketch of developments at the 
College with a brief enumeration of 
recent activities which show that the 
students, too, reflect the spirit of 
progress at the College. He told of the 
Connecticut Valley Science Conference 
held on our Campus last spring, of the 
revival of the College Band and the 
purchase of uniforms for it, of the 
unprecedented success of the recent 
Horticultural Show, of the novel plans 
of the Roister Doisters for the coming 
season, of the expansion of t he ( ' o l l eg ian 
into a six-page weekly, of the represen- 
tation of our College at the Chicago 
Conference of officers of student publi- 
cations, of the strong college spirit 
shown by a goodly number of the 
students on the eve of the Amherst 
game, and of the proposed New Eng- 
land Student Leaders Conference to 
be held on our Campus some time this 

Then the speaker turned to the 
present undergraduate movement in 

favor of the adoption of the Arts 
degree by our College. This he re- 
garded as one of the most interesting 
and significant indications of the spirit 
of progress among the students. "This 
movement," he said, "is not limited to 
a few snobbish students seeking the 
degree as a badge of real or supposed 
social distinction. And it is not limited 
to students concentrating in Human- 
istic Studies. It is a movement sup- 
ported by the student body as a whole.'* 
"Mac" pointed out that there are 
students of different majors on the 
Editorial Board of the Collegian, which 
has done so much to sponsor the Arts 
degree; that it was the Senate, simi- 
larly made up of students of different 
major interests, and representing the 
students as a whole, which appointed 
the present undergraduate Committee 
on the Arts degree even before the 
Collegian had launched its campaign; 
and that this Student Committee, in 
its turn, is composed of students of 
different undergraduate majors. 

He reminded the alumni, too. that 
there was similar distribution among 
the members of the two special Cur- 
riculum Committees that have recom- 
mended the granting of the Arts degree: 
both the undergraduate Committee 
and the Faculty Committee were care- 
fully selected so ;is to insure represen- 
tation of the several student majors. 

"It is the students' democratic sense 
of fair play," said McConchie, "that 
makes them urge that the A.B. degree 
be granted to those who have elected 
an Arts course. The students feel that 
the present situation makes for un- 
fairness to Arts majors as well as to 
majors in other fields." To illustrate 
■ the unfairness of the existing situation 

to Humanistic majors, both before and 
after their graduation, he read from Al 
Ryan's communication to the Collegian 
of Nov. 7. 

He used his own case to make clear 
that others besides the Arts students 
are placed at a disadvantage by the 
present situation: "I am specializing 
in Economics. This is in the Division of 
Social Sciences. I am required to take 
a certain number of courses outside of 
my division. These are supposed to 
give me breadth of education. I 
should like to take courses in literature 
for their background value. But I 
can't. As things are now, English 
is grouped among the Social Sciences, 
even though it is not a Social Science. 
Technically, English courses are now 
considered as being within my major 
field. So I have to take other courses 
when I should prefer to take courses 
in English literature. With the adop- 
tion of the Arts degree, this situation 
would be remedied. English would 
be officially recognized not as a Social 
Science but as a Humanistic Study. 
My problem is typical." 

At the conclusion of his talk, "Mac" 
urged those present to write to the 
Board of Trustees, or to Cal Hannum, 
( 'hairman of the Student Committi e on 
the Arts degree, and to signify their 
support of the undergraduate move 
ment. he tiers to the Board of Trustees. 
he felt, would be especially helpful. 
He added, however, that Cal Hannum 
should be informed of such letters to 
the Board of Trusti es. 

After the program, some of the 
older alumni of agricultural interests 
told "Mac" that they could not under- 
stand why there was any opposition to 
the granting of the Arts degree, and 

they assured him that they were not 
opposed to it. Others went further and 
expressed warm support of the under- 
graduates. Several of the younger 
alumni volunteered their active aid in 
furthering the cause of the Arts degree. 


Continued from Page 1 
light is shed upon the action when the 
heroine, Angelina, appears and im- 
mediately captivates the hearts of the 
onlookers. A state of indecision exists 
when the court cannot decide what 
action will be taken. At this point 
occurs the climax of the operetta — 
a sextet explains the nature of the 
dilemna in a manner which is really a 
parody upon early Italian opera. Ul- 
timately, however, a solution is reached 
a solution which is a complete surprise 
to all. 

This operetta is the result of the 
combined efforts of the orchestra, and 
the men's and women's glee clubs. 
Frances Driscoll '36, is in charge of 
costumes, and Louis Breault '37, is the 
assistant stage director. 

The Bay State Review is an annual 
event in the social calendar of the 
student body, and had its origin in old 
Aggie Revue. This review is supposed 
to be composed entirely of individual 
skits and all students who wish to 
participate in the first half of this 
year's Bay State Review should com- 
municate with one of the committee- 
in-charge: Edward V. Law, president of 
the Roister Doisters; John McConchie, 
or Lester Levine, manager of the 
Roister Doisters. 



Continued from Page 1 
It is expected that Mr. ].,v, an( j 
Mr. McConchie will alternate ; n the 
parts of Othello and Iago, and that 
Miss Macomber and Miss Fort in will 
alternate in the parts of Deedemgai 
and Bianca when the production will 
be given on March 6 and 7. 

The entire cast is as follows 
Duke of Venice Roger L. Warner ':$ 
Brabantio John S. Knar '38 

Gratiano Louis A. Hr< ulf '37 

Ludivico John Sinclair '39 

Othello Edward V. Law, '36 

Cassio Lawrence Levinsun '38 

Iago John L. McConchie jf; 

Roderigo Donald Cadigan '39 

Montano Arthur J. Cold ;}g 

Desdemona Lois Macomber '38 

Emilia Martha White '38 

Bianca Constance Portia '39 

Senators Bertram R Forer \'tt 

Lewis L. Clow '39 
Sergeant Frank Bras '38 

Gondolier Robert MacCurdy '38 

Page Lucille Monro. 

Soldiers Stanley Flown 

Ivan R. Cousins '39 
Stanley Wiggin '38 
Nathan M. Herman '37 
A. E. Freednian '39 
William Colin- 
Business Manager Lester H. 1,«\ be "31 
Stage Manager Bradley L. Frye ;;», 
Electrician Charles H. Mom '::»> 

Director Frank Prentice Kand 

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AMHERST. MASS.. Till TODAY, l>l < IMItllt 12. Ml 

No. 11 

College Band to Give Concert 

As Part of Bay State Review 

Specialist Advisers 
For Sophomore Class 

Kir«.t Part of Program < 'ouiprist-d 
of Seven Acta 

Trial By Jury" to Ocrupy 
Second Half of 

Tomorrow evening the annual pres- 
entation of the Bay State Review will 
be held in the Bowker Auditorium at 
eight p.m. The first half of the pro- 
gram will consist of individual skits 
by students and the college band. 
Bet we. >n the acts the "Statesmen," the 
college dance orchestra, will supply 
musical interludes. 

The college band will open the pro- 
gram by playing the Alda Overture by 
McCaughey, and three other selections. 

Howard Parker '36 and James Lee 
'38, an instrumental team, will play 
wveral selections on the violin and 
guitar. Following them the "Nonenti- 
ties." two mysterious freshmen co-eds, 
will present a group of dances. These 
modest girls will do their numbers in 
i ust ume and mask so that their identity 
B*y de kept secret. Helen Downing '.'57 
Continued on Page 4 

Sorority Rushing 
Closes As Forty 
Co-eds Are Pledged 

>ignia Beta Chi Head* List with 
Twenty-One Pledge* 

l>ean AlMMMM Change from 

II. aeU of IMviMiuiiH Being 


Sorority rushing has come and gone 
and forty of the freshman co-eds have 
beea pledged to the sororities. On 
I uesday and Wednesday evenings the 
sororities held open house; on Thurs- 
day evening closed dates were held, 
■ad the sororities pledged their new 
members on Friday afternoon. The 
complete list of the pledges reads as 

i of 19.19: 
Pauline Todd, Elizabeth Truran. 

•f 1938: 
Marjorie Harris 

ol 1939: 
Mai', lie Booth, Vivian Cordes, She- 
l»gh Crowley, Elizabeth Jasper, Rose 
W>, Mary Keefe, Elizabeth Ken-, 
Vl, n. Katharine Kerivan, Julia Lynch, i 
Dorothy Nichols, Mary West, Ethel 
Mu.r-r. Phyllis MacDonald, Julia 
wWtney, Marjorie Wilcox. 

1 'ontinued on Page 4 

Replacement of the present sopho- 
more advisory system made up of the 
Heads of Divisions by a group con- 
sisting of specialists in the various 
major fields will be made this year. 
Dean William L. Machmer has indi- 

This change, which will bring stu- 
dents in contact with advisers who are 
more in a position to acquaint them 
with the job specifications, opportuni- 
ties, and necessary currieular require- 
ments of definite specialized fields, was 
suggested by Dean Machmcr in his 
last report to the Board of Trustees. 

"It is apparent that more advisory 
work than our present administration 
affords should be available to sopho- 
mores, juniors, and seniors," said Dean 
Machmer. "The present weakness of 
our sophomore advisory system is not 
due to inefficiency on the part of tin 
Heads of Divisions, who now assume 
full responsibility for this important 
function. It is a result rather of too 
many students placed under the direc- 
tion of a single adviser." 

His plan follows. "I would rctoin- 
to build up an adequate adVaKNQ 
group, consisting of specialists in the 
various major fields. To each one 
would be assigned those- students who 
wish to. major in his general field. In 
this group we would have one adviser 
who is an authority on Animal Hus- 
bandry, another on Horticulture, an- 
Continued on Page 6 

Eleanor Fillmore 
Chosen Ball Queen 

One Hundred and Thirty Couple* 
Attend Annual Military Hall 

More than one hundred and thirty 
formally attired couples danced to the 
music of the Dartmouth College 

Dances and Winter Sports Events 
Feature First Carnival Program 



Marbary ("oast orchestra amid colorful 
surroundings at the annual Military 
Hall, which was held last Saturday 

( 'o ntinu e d on Page <> 


Research Professor of Chemistry 
A Member of Staff for Twenty- 
Five Years 


fen Saturday night will start the 
annual roU nd of much-anticipated 
■Wife dances given by the sororities. 
' J hi Zeta sorority will be one of the 
1 '" ' ntertain its pledges at a formal 
•j u PPer-dance to be held at the Lord , 
*wy Inn at 8.00 o'clock. The 
* , ' havers" under the direction 
JrfohBny (i r een will furnish the music. 
; lr *nd Mrs. Melvin Taube and Pro- 
Mi Mrs. Merrill Mack will be 
eh'Perons. Betsy Worden '36, 
r™ rman of Phi Zeta, is in 

""J** "1 the dance. 

Jn Dec. 14th at 8 o'clock, Lambda 

j ta M ° will also hold its pledge 

' i he Amherst Women's Club. 

ii not s orchestra has been ob- 

r the occasion. Louise Haley 

of the dance. 

'P ha Umbda Mu will conduct a 

f "ntinued on Page 4 

Fred W. Morse, research professor 
of chemistry at M.S.C. for the past 
twenty-five years, retired last week 
after reaching the required retirement 
age set for state employees. Prof. 
Morse was particularly active in ex- 
perimental agriculture, and has made 
many outstanding contributions in 
cranberry and asparagus culture. 

Prof. Morse was born in Berlin. 
Mass., and received his M.S. and M.S. 
degrees at Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute. From 1887-88 he served at the 
Massachusetts Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station, and later, in 1889, be- 
came chemist at the New Hampshire 
Experiment Station. While there, 
Prof. Morse rose to professor of organic 
chemistry and vice-director of the 

In 1910 he came to M.S.C. and in 1920 
was promoted to research professor of 

A member of the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, 
and of the American Chemical Society, 
Prof. Morse has published his findings 
extensively in experiment station bul- 
letins on respiration of fruits, cold 
storage of fruits, temperature and 
plant growth, agricultural chemistry, , 
calcium carbonate in soils, fixation of: 
nitrogen in soils, and chemistry of 

President Hugh P. Baker and Fred J. 
Sievers, diiector of the experiment 
stations were the chief speakers at I 
banquet given in Prof. Morse' honor 
last Thursday. Over 50 staff members 
and friends attended. 


The annual Bed Cross Drive spon- 
sored by Adelphia and the Senate, 

opened this morning at Convocation 

when the Bed Cross representative 
from Northampton explained the pur- 
pOM and work of the organization. 
Then student representatives distri- 
buted envelope! lo the student body. 
Bach student is requested to write 
his name and address on the envelope 
if he is enclosing a sum. If money is 
not available be should write his 
pledged amount so that a representa- 
tive may contact him during the week 
to receive the contribution. 

The Drive is to last one week and in 
that time Adelphia and the Senate 
hope that the student body will co- 
operate to make the campaign the 
success it was last year and, if possible, 
more so for the sponsors feel that t hen- 
is room for greater improvement. Al- 
though the idea of envelope* is new it 
is felt that the use of them will be more 

Give as much as you can and help 
the student representative! make the 
Drive a suci ■ 

Malcolm and Godden 
At Bowker Tonight 

The Community Concert to be held 
tonight in the Bowker Auditorium 
of Stockbridge Hall, will feature two 
piano recitalists, Malcolm and Hodden. 
Both have performed for capacity 
audiences in New York, Toronto, 
Montreal, and Quebec. Numbered 
among their achievements are a long 
list of transcriptions from the organ 
works of Bach and other famous com 
|H)sers, and although they are still in 
their twenties they have been acclaimed 
one of the most outstanding duos that 
has yet appeared on the- concert itagaj 
The New York Times said of these 
two artists after their 00000*1 in that 
city, "They were welcomed by an 
enthusiastic audience that called for 
encores. The two players displayed 
excellent team work, dividing solo 
passages equally between them and 
returning to the double passages with 
sure skill. Their own two-piano ar- 
rangements were particularly effect - 
t ive." 

Realizing that new effects and new 
sounds are to be found in a medium in 
i taolf, and not in an amplification of 
solo piano work, they especially studied 
these; effects in order to be battel 
equipjH'd. The result was a group of 
transcriptions that have literally 
doubled the existing repertoire of two 
pianos, thus overcoming a great weak- 
ness in their field. Their amazing 
virtuosity, sound musicianship and 
flawless sense of ensemble- have- earned 
them an enviable- place in the musical 

My their transcriptions, Scott Mal- 
colm and Beginald Hodden have been 
Continued on Page 5 

Brilliant Activity Planned f„ r 

Wcek-cnd Affair to he Held 

Feb. «, 7, and N 

Undoubtedly almost everybody has 
heard about the Winter Carnival which 
will be held at our campus on Feb. 6, 7, 
and 8, the week end of our return from 
the inter semester recess. Plans have 
been in progress under the direction of 
Carle-ton Finkelstein, "Corky" Adams, 
and Fred Murphy, who are receiving 
the assistance- of I^arry Itriggs and 
"Kid" Core of the Physical Kducation 
department, the Outing Club, Senate-, 
Adelphia, Inte-rfratcrnity Council, Ma- 
roon Key Society, and of the whole 
student body to make the attraction a 
huge success. 

The- whole idea was conceived be- 
CaUM it is believed that the- out-door 
winter spor's program is neglect eel in 
this locality which re-ally affords ideal 
surroundings for invigorating winter 

The initial move to pel (|,e campus 
winter -minded was presented by (ho 
Continued on Page (1 

Interesting Exhibit 
By Prominent Artists 
In Mem. Building 

Hater-color Painting „„,| |||h, 

grapliN — Work* of <*corge 

Finn* and Itohci t ('ring 


Construction of Fight Tennis 
Courts to Im Begun in 


Thursday. DeK, il 

1.40 p.m. German Movie, Amber* t 

&.00 p.m Community Concert, Malcolm and 

< iodden 

Friday. I>ee. U 
vi") p rn Hr, State k>-\ i.-u (Sodal Union) 
8.30 p.m. Springfield Concert Letttnan 

Saturday, l>ec. 14 
&0G p.m. Vi. Parte* 

I'hi /> ■ I 

Alpha Bpattoa Pi 

I'hi I.urnMa Tali 
Alpha ' >amma Rho 
Sunday, Dec. IS 
.ii*) p.m. Vesper*, Ih.m Brown. Me moria l 


ti no p m. Chriatfaaa ' aroii 
Monday. Dec. 16 

B.00 p.m. ( !>//<•• :.->i Meetiai 
Tuesday, Dec. 17 

,\rii' • Nature ' lab, Jose* 
li • 
i. in p.m. I nfo r ma l ' on en 
ft.4j5p.m Bending "' Ganu Poetry at 
Memorial Huildinic 
Wednesday. I>ec. 18 

■M. MiiHIrbury ,,• M - I 
I p.m. Infu- 
Thursday, Dec. I9 
( nriitma 

Construe lion of a road from the 

ESaat Experiment Station to Flint 

Laboratory and opposite the t,'re-e-n at 

South College, eighl temrii courts, and 

a play field at Thatcher Hall have- been 
approved as W.l'.A. projects, accord- 
ing to statistics just compiled on I he- 
five local W.l'.A. projects sponsore-d 
by the pottage. Work on them three 

new pro jec t ! will begin next apring. 

The following are- the five- local 
const met ion projects. 

Snhjeet Amount Federal 

Projeel Funds 
To complete girls' 

athletic: field $15,422.00 $ 9,793.25 
Pruning, etc. of 

campus trees 16,976.00 10,96 r ).00 
Play field at 

Thatcher Hall 9,730.00 7,992.00 

Tennis Courts 14,808.00 11,216.50 

Road Project 15,509.85 7,967.50 

Blight colors of wharf and fishing 
boat* and sea cove in a se-ries of paint- 
ings essentially New Kngland, line the 
walls of the Memorial Building this 
month. The present exhibition of 
water colors and lithographs provides 
an exceptional opiiortunity to se-e- some 
Of the- l>e-st example-s of modern Am- 
erican art. The display has Iw-en 
secured by Prof. Waugh, who has 
studied undtr Ixrih artists in Kastport, 

(Je-orge- I'earse- Knnis, who |g re pre- 
se-nted in the exhibit by nearly twe-nty 
color paintings, j s one- of the OfJtatand- 
ing artists of New Kngland, and has 
two art schools, in New York and in 
B mt pu rt. Possibly his best work has 
been done in the medium of wate-r 
color, although he- is well-known for hafl 
oil paintings and stained glam designs. 
The picture-son exhibit show clearly 
the vigor and strength of I re .1 ment 
that Characterise his style-. The sub- 
jects range frorr/a colorful fish.rrnan'a 
hut in Newfoundland to ,, shaded 
Bermuda road, with such tftleeae'The 
Smuggler," "Bradley*! Wharf, 
"Storm Cove," •Wreck." Through- 
('on/inur,/ „ n Page (i 


Christmas Bazaar December 17 

$72,445.85 $47,934.25 
The difference between the amount 
of the project and the federal funds is 
contributed by the college. The com- 
pleting of the girls' athletic field will 
employ twenty-eight men for three and 
one-half months; the pruning of cam- 
pus trees, which has been approved as 
a W.P.A. project but is not yet operat- 
ing under that administration, twenty- 
♦■ight men for eleven months; the play 
field, thirty-one men for six months; 
the tennis courts, forty-six men for 
nine months; and the road project, 
sixty-seven men for three months. 

The first annual Christmas Bazaar, 
to be sponsored by the Y.W.C.A., wili 
j be held in the Abbey Center, Tuesday, 
Dec. 17, from 1 to 7.30 p.m. 

The committec-in-charge has secured 
artidm which will be attractive for 
Christmas gifts. These articles in- 
elude such things as handkerchiefs, 
candy, linens, stationery, etc. Plan 
to do your Christmas Shopping in the 
Abbey Center. Send home for money 

The Y.W.C.A. asks the support of 
faculty wives and house mothers as 
well as of all students in order to make 
this new venture one of the- outstand- 
ing events of not only this year but also 
of future ye-ars. 


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/ifcaesacbusercP Collegian 

Official newspaper of the Mwwachusietts State College. Published every Thursday by the itudents. 

CHARLES E. ESHHACH '37. Editor-in-chief 
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GollePSiate Digest 

Tahiti, here we come! 
— o — 

Then is an old wheeze about campus 
to the effect that once a man had 
two daiifi filers; one of them was good- 
looking the other came to Mass. 
State. (If anyone reads this we were 
only kidding.) 

So peat was the influx of imports last 
week that the administration is think- 
ing seriously of establishing a customs 
house on the campus. 

Up at Alpha Sig recently, two in- 
nocent sophomores spent the whole of 
one evening as well as a few hours of the 
next morning in arguing as to which one 
was the better basketball player. 

I I III I 111 


One of the outstanding problems on college campuses today con- 
cerns fraternity rushing. In many institutions the securing of 
freshman pledges has degenerated from a friendly rivalry to a 
vicious practice of damning reputations and presenting untruths. 

Fortunately, here at Massachusetts State, we have been able to 
conduct our fraternity rushing and pledging on a high plane. We 
have had problems to face. We have had infractions of the rush- 
ing rules. We have had instances where false information has been 
given freshmen. But on the whole, the fraternity rushing situation 
at Massachusetts State has been kept on a high level. 

With regard to the actual method by which pledges are obtained, 
the system seems to have several defects. Three years ago this 
present system was adopted and while it has its good points, there 
are a number of factors open to improvement. 

In the first place, freshman students are not able to make an 
intelligent choice at the end of the short period of September 
rushing. It is asking too much of any freshman to be rushed 
through 11 fraternity houses in three nights, given a short period 
of intensive rushing, and presented bids and expect him to make 
an intelligent choice of the group with which he wants to attach 

In our view, it is impossible for anyone to actually discover 
what a fraternity is like, what the qualities of its members are, 
and whether it is the best choice in so short a period of time. Con- 
sequently, we recommend that the pledging time be put off until 
the second semester. 

Of course, we realize the first objection to that is that fraterni- 
ties would not observe the regulations throughout the first semes- 
ter. That might be true in a few cases. But we feel the whole 
matter of fraternity rushing has been retained on a high enough 
level at State to make this possible. 

We have no quarrel with fraternities and in fact are intimately 
connected with one. This is not an attempt to attack the fraternity 
system. Rather, it is a suggestion that we are offering with the 
view of improving the present rushing and pledging system. It 
works in other colleges and to us appears foremost as an improve- 
ment that should be made in our system. 

Postpone pledging until the second semester. By that time 
freshmen would have become accustomed to their new environ- 
ment. They would have become established academically and 
would certainly be in a better position to judge for themselves the 
relative merits of the fraternities. 

W r e are offering this suggestion at this time and hope that the 
interfraternity council will give it consideration before drawing 
up plans for next year's pledging. 

Each mail brings something new. 
Recently the mail man lugged in seven 
different issues of the Collegian that 
were sent to a distant subscriber. The 
earliest bore the legend "deceased" — 
the remaining six were marked "moved, 
left no address." 

A Duke University freshman who 
hud just bought a new textbook broke 
his ankle trying to get to class before 
a new issue came out. 
— o 
Tin- college man in two honest to 
steal, too proud to lux. too lazy to 
work, and too poor to pay cash. 
That's why «*■ have to jiive him 

— Mich. Daily. 
— o — 
Poor o/' Kaleidoscope] So eternally 
hounded by hordes of devotees that he 
now refers to himself as "we" a right 
heretofore reserved for editors and people 
with tape-u<orms. 

— o — 
Chief fears of Temple University 
men: Getting a too tall girl on a blind 
date; getting married; war and disease; 
mature policemen. Of the women: 
Centipedes in old walls; sin; roller 
coasters; being alone in the dark. 

Then too, there was the Theta Chi 
junior who received a letter from a 
sweet young thing in Holyoke (?????) 
the opening paragraph of which read 
something like this: "If you can get 
away from your farming, why don't 
you come down tonight for a date?" 
And then in order to get in the good 
graces of her agricola again, she finishes 
her letter with a flowery remark to the 
effect that she admires said Theta Chi 
boy simply for his "perfect jokes" and 
"cute songs." So you can see, dear 
readers, that our reputations are spread 
far and wide. 


Of what is your sleeping room- 
mate dreaming when lie suddenly 
yells — "Come on up, come on 



A Maryland exam book contained the 
following item — 

"Dear Professor — If you sell any 
of these answers to the humour magazines, 
remember, I want my cut." 

Student Psychology — (When his 
room in ie tries to waken him for an 
eight o'eloeker.) "What's the use 
of going to my eight o'clock? I 
studied that subject last night. 
There's no use in going to my nine 
o'clock either, I didn't study it. 
Call me in time for convo." 

— The Campus. 

Oh well, how were the Jitney Players 
to know that our Abbey is full of cliff 

Dean's Board comes but twice a year, 

Bringing with it lots of cheer 

What! Don't tell me you were on it! 

Ccvefc IRcwe 


The College Travel Service an- 
nounces an excursion to Worcester and 
Boston over the Christmas recess. 
Greyhound busses will leave campus 
on Dec. 19 and will return Jan. 1. 
These busses are fast, comfortable, and 

Flay safe by riding in a Greyhound 

Tickets may be obtained from the 
following agents: 

Julian H. KatzefT, 1075- M; Ann 
Gilbert, 989-W; David Klickstein, 20 
North College; James Davidson, Cafe- 
teria 268-W. 


Dean Charles R. Brown of the Yale 
Divinity School will speak on "A 
Working Philosophy of Life" next 
Sunday at Vespers. Following the 
services Christmas Carols will be sung 
around the Christmas tree. 

Don Durcll '34 

Don Durell '34, is landscape archi- 
tect on Bear Brook State Park, New 

Illustrated Lecture 

Dr. B. M. Shaub of the Geology 
Department of Smith College will 
give an illustrated lecture Tuesday 
evening, Dec. 17, at 7.30 o'clock in the 
Jones Library Auditorium on the 
subject "Minerals." This lecture is 
under the auspices of the Amherst 
Nature Club and all interested are 
invited to be present. 

Informal Concert 

The second of this winter's series of 
informal concerts will take place next 
Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial 
Hall at 4.30 p.m. A group of tenor 
solos will be the feature of this con- 
cert. All of the concerts in this series 
will be less than one hour. 

Federal Club 

Dr. Forrest Miller of Amherst 
College will speak on "Parthenogenes- 
is" tonight at 7 o'clock in Fernald Hall. 

To the Editor of the Collegian : 

The article which appeared u 
week's issue of the Collegian under the 
Agora column has prompted me to 
write this letter. 

By all means, America should not 
withdraw from the 1936 Olympics, in 
spite of Germany's obvious disc i iniina- 
tion against certain>- i 
population. Not only should the 
United States take part but our aim 
should be to send over then the 
greatest team which has ever repr*. 
sented this country. Unquestionably 
the United States has a wealth (J f 
material and can easily win the Ikm'i 
share of the laurels. Our duly ran 
would seem to be to give the Hitlerhi - 
a sound thrashing at that in which 
they are supposed to excel. It can l>» 
done, and done so effectively that we 
can rub it right under their very 
This and this alone should be t h.- aim 
of Americans entering into Olympic 
competition in Berlin next summer 
What could be better than forcing the 
bitter dregs of defeat down the throat. 
of the Hitlerites? 

It is agreed that we are entitled to i 
guarantee that our own athletes what 
ever may be their faith, will he 
courteously treated during the profn ■ 
of these games. Assured of fair play. 
and the right kind of sportsmanship. 
we, as Americans should let the < iirman 
attitude along other lines take cart of 


To the Editor of The Collegian: 

We are all very proud of Go 
Library. However, there is one point 
which I would like to criticize in retard 
to the library's management ol the 
daily newspapers. Instead of heme 
organized as they should be in KMM 
form of a rack, they are spread all over 
Continued on Page 

By Kenneth Wilson 

The freshman class held the election 
of officers on Wednesday. Previous N 
this the students holding office wen- 
only temporary until the class was 
organized and could elect permanent 
officers. Those elected were: presideni. 
Tucker; vice-president, Elmer Hair: 
secretary, Irene Bugoslowski: t r# e» 
urer, Barry Bush; Student Condi 
Thomas Boise, William Prindl. 

The freshmen are giving the seniors 
a reception Saturday evening. I' 
14th. The music will be provided bj 
"The Statesmen," a group of student 
musicians ably led by Bill Prindle. 

Phi Zeta will hold a Christmas Party 
for all members and pledges. The 
patronesses are to be guests. 

Dick Minot and his orchestra will 
furnish music for Lambda Delta Mu's 
formal dance to be held Saturday 
evening at the Hill's Memorial. 








2. r »; Sophomores 20 




vs. Freshmen 







mes i 

it 8.30 p.m. 

At the first meeting of the pledges of 
Sigma Iota, on Monday, Dec. 9, the 
following were elected executive officers: 
chairman, Esther Bloom; and secretary 
Berniee Sedoff. 

Sigma Iota is making plans for its 
formal to be held Saturday Jan. 4. Of 
special attraction will be the decora- 
tions which will be unique and novel 

in character 

Women's Debating 

There will be a meeting of the 
Women's Debating Team, Tuesday, 
Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Senate Room 
of the Memorial Building. 

Informal Dance 

Informal Dance, Dec. 18, the night 
before the Christmas vacation, in the 
Drill Hall. The newly organized or- 
chestra, "The Statesmen," which has 
already proven a great success at many 
functions will furnish the rhythm from 
9 to 11.30 p.m. The dance will begin 
immediately after the basketball game 
with Middlebury. Tickets are 50 cents 
per couple 

Poultry Club 

There will be a meeting of the 
Poultry club in Room 102, Stock bridge 
Hall, Thursday, Dec. 12. at 7 p.m. 


Sam Douglas '36, president of A .T. 
G. and Merle Hunt '35 wen reel «■ 
campus recently. 

Al Fische has been recenti} 
pointed chairman of the House C<^ r 
mittee during the absenoe of B 
Kelly, who will return the 

Fred Tucker has recent.} 
elected president of the freshuw 


Fred Anable of the senior clai 
been elected captain of the indoor track 

Barry Bush and Elmer Hair nave 
been elected as co-captai 
Stockbridge football team Bo* " 
lineman, Hair as backfield atar. 

Basketball is now in full awing V* I 
the tutelage of "Red" Ball !*■«■■ 
will be led on the court tin- -' •>*' n 


Paul Jenkins, a graduate 
High School. The ■MfflSff 
Ruda who reports the large' Mr** 
several years. 

Alpha Lambda Mu will hold 
Christinas party next Monday. 

Debating Manuger 

Any junior interested in the position 
of assistant manager of debating, 
a report to the Senate room, Thursday 
night at 8 p.m. 

Kolony Kluh 

Alumni back over the w< ' " * J 
Albert Ratte, former treasurer « 
class of '35, and Frank O'J 

Several more freshmen I 
pledged and are now b 

Massachusetts State College Varsity Football Squad 

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Story Submitted 

Basketball enthusiasts! Have you a 
little time to spare? A few minutes 
now in the study of the changes in 
the rules of basketball for the season 
ot 19:55-36 will be time well spent; 
for failure to know these important 
changes may cause considerable con- 
fusion at the games. The game has 
become faster and more interesting; 
N why not plan to go to the games 
well prepared as intelligent spectators? 
First of all, when you go over to 
the Cage, take a look at the floor. 
You will notice that it is marked 
differently from last year. You will 

•• that each free throw arc is ex- 
tended to describe a complete circle, 
the new arc being denoted by a 
broken line. This year the entire 
tree throw circle is to be a restraining 
line when a jump ball occurs at the 
free throw line. That is, whenever a 
■eld hall occurs in the free throw 
•"•« a, requiring a jump ball, the ball 
is to be brought to the free throw 
one, and all players except the two 
jumpers must remain outside the 
Ade until the ball is tapped. In 
addition, whenever a jump ball occurs 
anywhere on the floor, it will be the 
duty of the officials to keep all players 
at l«ast six feet away from the two 
jumpers until the ball is tapped. This 
rult ' is intended to eliminate the un- 
n«<«» ;1 ry crowding of players around 
tr >i' jumpers. 

'"u will also see two white lines 

drawn across the floor, constituting 

another change in the marking of the 

"m last year. You will remem- 

*' r from last season that a team was 
allowed ten seconds in which to ad- 
vance the ball from its back court to 

* front court, where most of the play 
t0 °k place. This year many New 
igland colleges which had basketball 
|«urtv on W hi c h the division line be- 
2* en the back and fore courts, if 
ra *n through the center circle, did 
"°t allow the official and recommended 

tTV' ,,u> fore court of 45 feet from 

«* basket, decided to make the fore 

°urt Urge, by marking off the floor 

l.v. Hence, the division line 

! 'ip back and fore courts was 

■wed beck from the center circle. 

th a V ' U1Ve two " ne8 drawn across 

beA ' tach 45 feet from one of the 
!> Now, when a team is ad- 

cota'd ^ Ule baH l ° it8 fore court ' il wi " 
s i<r the line which is furthest 


m '•< basket to which they are 

advancing as the division line between 
its back and fore courts. 

The most important and interesting 
change in the rules is the three-second 
rule, which states that "a player may 
not remain in his free-throw area, with 
or without the ball, for more than three 
seconds while the ball is in play in the 
possession or control of his team." 
This means, of course, that when an 
offensive player enters his free-throw 
area, the three-second count begins. 
If he receives the ball and dribbles or 
passes, he must get out of the area be- 
fore the three seconds elapses, or his 
team will lose possession of the ball 
out-ul '-bounds, this being the penalty 
for the infraction of the rule. If he 
shoots upon receiving the ball, the 
three-second count ends, because his 
team no longer has possession of the 
ball. He may stay in the area as long 
as he wishes when following re-bounds. 
The purpose of this new rule is to put 
a further restriction upon the so-called 
"pivot" or "bucket" play, during 
which there always was considerable 
fouling in the continual struggle for 
position between the pivot player and 
the man who was guarding him. 
Whether this rule will eliminate this 
struggle between the pivot player and 
the defensive player, or whether it will 
just move the scene of battle to a point 
outside the free-throw area, will be 
determined by observation of the 
games this season. 

Another very important change in 
the rules which has made the game 
considerably faster is the provision 
that "if the free throw following a 
personal foul is successful, any oppon- 
ent of the free-thrower shall put the 
ball in play from any point out-of- 
bounds on the end of the court." If 
more than one free throw is awarded, 
this applies only to the last throw. 
After a successful free throw, an of- 1 
fensive player cannot touch the ball. 
If he does, a technical foul results. A 
defensive man puts the ball in play 
from any point behind his end line. 
The official does not have to handle the 
ball. This provides the defensive man 
an opportunity to recover the ball and 
to attempt a "fast-break" if he wishes 
to do so. After a double foul, however, 
the ball shall go to center, whether the 
last goal is made or missed. This rul- 
ing, of course, eliminates the tip-off 
at center following a successful free 
throw after a personal foul. It is 
estimated that this elimination of the 
center tip-off will do away with ap- 


Freezing weather failed to daunt the 
freshman and sophomore class teams 
as they battled to a 6-6 tie last Thurs- 
day afternoon at Alumni Field. This 
is the third tie score in six years. 

All the scoring came in the first half 
when Niden plunged over from the 
one yard line in the first period for the 
sophomore tally. The play came as a 
result of a long pass from Towle to 
Mildram. The freshmen tied up the 
count in the second period when Morey 
took ■ long pass from Steff and scored 
standing up. 

A feature of the game was a 99 yard 
punt by Steff of the '.{9ers. Kicking 
from his own one yard line, Steff sent 
down a long punt which crossed the 
sophomore goal line for a touch back. 

The- starting line-up: 

Cone le. Mlomberg It, Koberge |g, Jack- 
son c. Mullock rg, Perkins rt, Mildram 
re, Hauck qb, Towle Ihb, Lyons rhb, 
Niden fb. 

Morey re, Manna rt , Packard rg, 
Howe c, Kitson Ig, Zajchowski It, P. 
Fanning le. Irzytk qb, Murphy rhb, 
Steff Ihb, Fernter fb. 

proximately MY', of the tip-offs in a 
game, thus increasing the speed of the 
play considerably. 

Revision in the definition of the 
dribble has also brought about a faster 
type of game by eliminating many 
out-of-l>ound.s plays resulting from 
"double-dribble". The new rule states 
that "a fumble or attempt to gain 
control of the ball is not a dribble; that 
is, after muffing or fumbling, or tapping 
the ball from a group of players, a 
player may then recover the ball and 
start a dribble." In other words, a 
player is to be given reasonable op- 
portunity to gain control of the ball 
before considered a dribbler. If the 
player, however, after having had an 
opportunity to gain control of the ball, 
makes an obvious attempt to advance 
it, he should be considered a dribbler. 
Among the other changes in the rules 
for this year is the provision that when 
a foul is committed against a player 
who is not in the act of throwing for a 
goal, the official may award an extra 
free throw for unsportsmanlike con- 
duct in the case of an unusually 
rough foul. 

Finally, in games which are played 
in 20-minute halves (such as those 
played at State), the duration of the 
intermission is to be extended from ten 
to fifteen minutes. 

Hockeymen Waiting 
For Ice as Opener 
Jan. 4, Draws Near 

With a vigorous eight game schedule 
within the short space of l. r , playing 
days, a comparatively unseasoned 
Mass. State varsity hockey suuad is 
pacing time waiting for favorable 
practice weather. Of the thirty candi- 
dates that reported last Friday only 
four are previous lettermen. 

With only six men returning that 
have had previous varsity experience 
Coach Mall has quite a task in devel 
oping a formidable team. Capt. F'red 
Murphy and Dave Rossiter, depend- 
able veteran defensemen, together with 
Al Ingalls, who saw some service as 
substitute goalee last season, form a 
capable defense trio. 


Up forward, however, the upcoming 
sophomores will spell the success of the 
attack. The graduation of last years' 
Capt. Roger Mlaikburn, h'nil Cocoran, 
Mill Mrown, and Men Wihry leave yawn- 
ing gaps in the forward line. Johnson 
and Mull, letermen wings, and Swein- 
berger, a center, are the only veterans. 
Much is expected from sophomores 
Levrakas, Linden, Adams, Dianan, 
Mildram, Carr, Collins, and Towle. 

Again due to the kindness of Docto 
Gordon, graduate of the class of '24 
and present coach of the Stoneham 
High School team, the team will 
benefit from daily practice sessions at 
the Stoneham rink. If possible, the 
State squad will scrimmage with the 
Stoneham and Melrose rinkmen. 

Three new opponents appear on this 
years eight game schedule. The season 
will open with Fitchburg Teachers 
College, the first of the two home 

Hoopmen Face 
Middlebury at 
Home, Wed. 18 

Season lt«- u ins Three WeeltK Karlier 
Ibis Year 

Stated !•» open their basketball sea- 
son fully three and a half weeks earlier 
than usual, the Taube hoopmen knock 
the lid off their schedule with an 
Opener against Middlebury in the <age 
next Wednesday night at H p.m '|'|,, s 
is only the first on a loaf schedule of 
fourteen games. Almost immediately 

on the heels of this cage encounter the 

basketeers will make their first ap- 
pearance away from home when they 
meet M.l.T. in Boston on the twentieth 
at H p.m. 

The basketball squad has now been 
cut to eighteen men and is practicing 
daily on the rebuilt floor in the cage. 
The new cut s(|iiad has its ample sup- 
ply Of sophomores, by whom much of 
the team's second string, as well as 
some of its first baa, work will be done. 
Tin- ■qttad now consists of Captain 
Stewart, Mosely, Mongiolatti. Marr, 
Putnam, Cz.lusniak, Rielly, Mokina, 
Goaty, Fred Riaj, Fran Rial, McNally, 
Rustigian, Mush, Alpert, Crowley, 
Sievers, Slezinski. Kxcept for 10000 
losses on account of ineligibilities this 
will probably he the final squad that 
will represent Mass. State during the 

Two early and therefore rather pre- 
mature basketball games with Middle- 
bury and M.l.T. have been added to 
last year's schedule. Following the 
Tech game the hoopmen will return to 
their own cage to fate a three week 
peri.Kl of inactivity as far as inter- 
collegiate « 'limpet it ion is concerned. 
However, these two games coming as 
they do SB far before the rest of the 
schedule will probably prove very help- 
ful to the Taubemen in shaping the 
l ea l for I bo other encounters. 

The game with Middlebury next 
Wednesday resumes a series with that 
college that was interrupted last year 
when Middlebury was dropped from 
our schedule. However, in past years 
the Middlebury team fell easily before 
the attack of the Statesmen. In Jan- 
uary of 19.14 State beat their opponents 
4H-.J1, and in the previous year the 
score was 86-81, again in favor of the 

In this last game Captain John 
Stewart , who will lead the Maroon and 
White Caress next Wednesday, was 
playing his first college basketball game 
and seemed to fit very nicely into t la- 
Maroon and White- mac dine. He i s 
the only man left on the State team 
who played in that game against 
Middlebury. He will be supported 
next Wednesday by two other letter- 
men from last year's team, Mongiolatti 
and Mosely, »m,||, K uards last year. 
The center position is still a weak spot 
on the team ;ind has yet lo |„. fi|| e d. 
However, at the present time, this 
berth seems to be I toss up between 
Mokina and Kielly, ImiIIi sophomores. 
Czlusniak.a forward, is developing into 
one of State's main offensive threats 

und.r the basket, and will without 

doubt be recognized as such by our 
opponents. Although the first game 
with Middlebury is still about a week 
off, and the team that will start is as 
yet undecided the two sophomores. 
Stewart and Putnam are the likely 
guards, becked by Mongiolatti and 
Mosely, and forward jMisition will 
probably he filled by Mosely, and 


games. Union has been substituted in 
DUtee of West Point and Middlebury, 
for Williams. An informal game with 
Amherst as part of the winter carnival 
program is tentative. 

The schedule: 

Jan. 4, Fitchburg State Teachers at 

7, New Hampshire at Durham 

' 10 M.l.T. at Moston 

1 1 Middlebury at Middlebury 

14 Hamilton at Clinton 

16 Northeastern at home 

17 Mrown at Providence 
21 Union at Schenectedy 



Summarizing the reports submitted 
to the President by the Science Ad- 
visory Hoard, Dr. Karl T. Compton, 
President of Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, addressed the student 
convocation Thursday, Dec. f>. Dr. 
Compton is chairman of this board 
which was created in 1933 to study the 
relation of the government's scientific- 
bureaus to American life and which 
includes among its members repre- 
sentatives of nearly every field of 

The board found that the govern- 
ment needed this survey of its scien- 
tific activities because of the manner 
in which laboratories and bureaus 
engaged in similar work are enmeshed. 

Menorah Club Hears 
Talk by Mr. Hurwich 

Speaking on "Survival Theories in 
Jewish History and their Modern 
Application," Mr. Louis Hurwich ad- 
dressed the Menorah Club at its regu 
lar meeting Sunday, December 8, 1935, 
in the Memorial Building. Mr. Hur- 
wich, a graduate of Columbia Univer- 
sity, is Dean of the Hebrew Teachers 
College and the president of the 
National Council for Jewish Education. 

Stressing the idea of the Jew's self- 
consciousness and the use of a survival 
theory as compensation for his loss of 
dignity, Mr. Hurwich offered the 
various theories that have been ad- 
vanced in the past centuries and the 
causes for their creation. 

Grounds Dept. Work 
Adds To Learning 




Continued from Page 1 
is going to play several of the latest 
pieces of modern dance jazz. She will 
be followed on the program by another 
dance team. Betty Katon and Roy 
Degraff, both freshmen. They will tap 
dance and put on a specialty dance. 
"Melody Moods," a group of co-eds 
under the direction of Miss Foord, who 
will sing and dance. Fart one of the 
program will be ended by Miss Anna 
\jbl Rose, a graduate student, who will 
tap dance. 

Fart two of the Review will be the 
presentation of the Cilbert and Sullivan 
Operetta, "Trial by Jury," in which 
the feature roles will be played by 
James Kerr '36 and Alma Boyden '37. 



Continued from Page 1 
"Vic" party at the Memorial Building 
Dec. 14th at 8 o'clock for their new 
pledges. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph W. 
Philips and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon P. 
Helming have been announced as 
chaperons. Alpha Lambda Mu also 
plans to hold a pledge formal in 
January. Definite arrangements have 
not yet been made. 

Sigma Beta Chi has arranged for its 
pledge formal after the Christma« 
holiday. Their dance will take place 
January 4th, at the Lord Jeffery Inn. 
Dick Minot and his orchestra will 
play. The chaperons will be: Dean and 
Mrs. William Machmer, Dr. and Mrs. 
Ernest J. Radcliffe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
J. Sievers, Professor and Mrs. Herbert 
E. Warfel. Lieutenant-Colonel and 
Mrs. H. T. Applington, Mr. and Mrs. 
Harold W. Smart, Mrs. Mary Brough- 
ton, and Miss Colcord. Marguerite 
Ford '36, Lucille Munroe '37, and 
Dorothy Corcoran '36 are the com- 
mittee in charge of the dance. 

German Film at 
Theatre Today 

A German film is to be shown in 
the Amherst Theatre on Dec. 12 at 
4.40 p.m. This will be the first of a 
series of three German films to be 
shown at different times. Tickets for 
all three performances are 50 cents, 
and may be procured from the German 

The presentation of these films is 
being sponsored by the Amherst 
College German department. Last 
year the French department of Am- 
herst sponsored a series of three 
French films for the benefit of French 
students at M.S.C. and Amherst. 

The movie to be shown Thursday 
afternoon is entitled "Emil und die 
Detektive." It is a story of the post- 
war period. Emil, a country lad, 
comes to Berlin with a considerable 
sum of money on a visit to his grand- 
mother. On the train he suddenly 
discovers that his money has disap- 
peared. He suspects a man in a 
black derby who has been sitting near 
him. His efforts to trail the thief, and 
to recover the money result in excit- 
ing and humorous episodes. 

This film has actually been photo- 
graphed in Berlin so that it will 
present a real picture of many parts 
of the city. 

College Drug Store 


Registered Pharmacist 
Amherst Mass. 


Optometrist and Optician 

61 Pleasant Street 

Eyes Tested - Prescriptions Filled 


Pottery for table or Flowers 


"My intention is not to get all the 
labor 1 can out of the students but to 
give the boys work which will teach 
them something of caring for grounds, 
road construction, and estate work," 
said William H. Armstrong, superin- 
tendent of grounds, in describing the 
work done by his organization. 

Twenty-three men students are 
now employed by the Grounds de- 
partment. These men, who are sup- 
plied to the Grounds department 
through the Placement Service, are 
paid by NYA and SEF funds. 

This fall the men have been vari- 
ously employed in road construction 
at Thatcher Hall, tree planting around 
the new buildings, cleaning up brush 
from the tree-trimming project, and 
this week cleaning up the leaves 
around the campus. 

"Because of lack of funds this work 
of instruction has been neglected 
lately," Superintendent Armstrong 
■aid. Next spring, however, he hopes 
to be able to divide up his men into 
several groups, as he has in the past, 
and to give them work at which they 
will not only accomplish their tasks 
but will learn something of the job 
they are doing also. 

Superintendent Armstrong was very 
enthusiastic about the group of men 
who were working for him this year. 
"The boys this year are an exception- 
ally fine group," he said. "They are 
willing to work without being super- 
vised." This condition has not always 
prevailed in past years when it has 
been necessary to discharge several 
for inefficiency. This year not a single 
student has been dismissed. 

While many of the men have had 
experience in caring for grounds be- 
fore coming to the college, several of 
them have never handled tools of any 
kind before. The latter group are 
carefully trained by the grounds de- 
partment in the use of implements, 
and many of them develop some skill 
in a short time. 

Students who have never done any 
manual labor will gain something of 
inestimable value from working with 
the grounds department, Superintend- 
ent Armstrong believes. He feels that 
no matter what work they take up 
after they leave the college, they will 
have an understanding of manual 
labor and the men who perform it. 
By this broadening of the students' 
knowledge of other people, in addition 
to developing some skill with tools 
and an understanding of the tasks 
being done, Superintendent Arm- 
strong believes that the grounds de- 
partment work directly supplements 
the students' formal education at this 

"What is love?" is the question which 
Reverend Dr. Carol Bernhardt of 
Western college endeavored to answer 
in his address "Pagan Philosophy and 
Christian Life" at the Vesper services 
last Sunday. According to Aristotle, 
who typifies the best in pagan philos- 
ophy, love is wishing for someone else 
everything that is good, and doing 
everything possible to make this wish 
come true. 




Paul Dietz, German actor, will give 
a recital of German poetry under the 
auspices of the Carl Schurz Memorial 
Foundation and the Department of 
Languages and Literature in Memorial 
Building next Tuesday at 6:45. 

Mr. Dietz, a former actor on the 
German stage, has appeared recently 
on the German-American stage. He is 
being presented by the Carl Schurz 
Memorial Foundation as part -of its 
work in promoting cultural relations 
between the United States and Ger- 

Students, faculty members, and 
others interested in German literature 
are invited to attend. 


Composed of prints collected ,,„ 
all over the world, the Dei 
exhibit of the Amherst Camera : u |, 
contains many unusual and inten iin( , 
photographs. This exhibit cons, 
the winning photographs of the at 
competition held by the Am. ;in 
Photography Society. 

These pictures have not only i g 
exhibited in various parts of the world, 
but many of them are scenes froa 
foreign countries. One of the i ,,.| 
outstanding pictures is an Egyptian 
one, "Relic of Feudalism." This 
represents an ancient stone castle on 
the side of a moat, with an excellent 
reflection in the water. 

An interesting feature of this exhibit 
is the collection of camera club stickers 
on the backs of the photographs. Bach 
club where these pictures have beta 
exhibited has put its represent alive 
seal on. Some of the seals are most 
unusual and intriguing. 

At the last meeting election of officers 
was held. The following were elected: 
president, Donald Lacroix; vice-presi- 
dent, George Alderman; secretary, 
John Vondell; and treasurer, Theodora 


Conttinued from Page 1 
Class of 1937: 

Katherine Machmer 
Class of 1939 

Rita Anderson, Rita Buckley, Rosa- 
mund Burke, Elizabeth Clapp, Just ina 
Crosby, Marjorie Damon, Charlotte 
Donohue, Doris Dyer, Eva Eldridge, 
Gertrude Fay, Vivian Henschel, Mar- 
jorie Litchfield, Frances Merrill, Olive 
Norwood, Nancy Parks, Barbara Ran- 
dall, Belva Sinclair, Pricilla Smith, 
Wilna Valentine, Ruth Waddell. 
Class of 1939 

Julia Colby, Constance Fortin, El- 
eanor Nugent. 
Class of 1938 

Esther Bloom 
Class of 1939: 

Florence Goldberg, Sylvia Goldman, 
Jeanette Herman, Fern Kaplinsky, 
Blanch Richmond, Mary Rogosa, Ber- 
nice Sedoff . 


Continued from Page 2 
the main reading room and research 
room. The assistants generally spend 
the morning reading the papers and 
by the time a student finds the paper he 
is interested in, he has to waste several 
minutes hunting around just to find it. 
If he ever does — for usually one is 
seldom successful. Plenty of time has 
elapsed to organize the newspapers of 
our library and it is the unanimous 
belief of all students interested in 
reading newspapers, that consideration 
be given to this particular question. 

— J.I). 


TAIN PEN, without cap. 

Finder please return to cashier of 
"Caf" or Kappa Sigma. 




Miss Cutler's Gift Shop 

v oi vair convenience the 


i« located in the Noitn Donnitoiv 
Acros» Irom Hook Stort* 

Novick & Johnson 

Custom Tailors 

Suits Made to Order 

Cleaning, Pressing & Repairing 

Burns and Moth holes rewovin 

Phone 342W 3 Pleasant St. 

John Deacon's Shop 

On the Square 

Lowest Prices in Town 
Also Smokers' Needs 

Drop in and see RILL and AL 
And have a steak — or perhaps just 
a sandwich and coffee at 

Deady's Diner 

Draught Beer at Diner Number One 



For Hosiery Satisfaction 
RinftleKM Cliiflon* 79 cents to $1.L> 
Service Weight 79 Cents to $1.15 


Amherst, Mass. 


Philco Radios 

Electrical Appliances Paints 

Fraternity House Equipment 

Plumbing Heating 



Barselotti's Cafe 


The tastiest ales that ever 

quenched a thirst and 

tickled a palate. 

Spaghetti — Italian Style 


By Mary Ellen Chase $2.50; Vein of Iron, By Ellen Glasgow $2.50. 

FAR CORNERS OF THE WORLD — North to the Orient. By 
Anne Lindbergh $2.50; Discovery, by Richard E. Byrd $3.75. 

FOR LITTLE TOTS — Snuftgle* - a book of cats 50 c; Rert nun 
and His Funny Animals, By Paul Gilbert $1.00. 

FATHER WILL LIKE — Will Rogers, By P. J. O'Brien $1.00. 
Home Ranch, By Will James $2.75. 

JAMES A. LOWELL, Bookseller 


Main Street 

Next door to the Town Hall 


$2 25 $2 00 $1 85 


$1 50 $135 $100 


$1 00 


$ 30 $25 




For Sale and For Rent 


Special rates for students. 


Amherst Cleaners and Dyers 



Telephone 828 


Carnegie Equipment 
Moved to Library 


101 men in the class of 19.{f, 
vv |,,, ..- reported to the Placemen I 
18 have found regular em- 
njoj a at, ( i HW •» C.C.C. camps, 8 are 
jj n dical schools, and 2fi are doing 
graduate work, according to Guy V. 
Clat Liter, personnell officer of the 
piac imnt Service. 

I year with forty-two men re- 

port nr "t this time, nine had secured 
.merit, twenty were in graduate 
icbools, and four were in medical 

The following graduates of the class 
of 1935 are now employed: 

\:i n Jr.. tloiist. Worcester. 
,ntokl, fanning, Rnhobeth. 

Cranberry Canam Inc, So. Hanaon 
Bl :■ kiiutn. shipping clerk, I'. M. Si< Idea, 

i! Boynton, dairyman, T. A. Udder, 

mm photographer, Pall River. 
i Brosra. Libtrty Mutual Insurance Co., 

■ \i Bullard, teachei ipprratke. Town oi 

Burgeai Jr., Amer. Knit Grower* tarn 

1 ih i. recreational instructor, Center- 

i or, Aincri. an PoHc] Holder* 
Co., Boat on, 
. W. dimming*, nursery work, Bristol, 

D Mania general tabor, Kingrtwi 
Dobbie, Inspector, I'. S. Bag. Dept., 
i Idridge, Department of Justice, Waab- 

I DC. 

Genes) Jr., community fund work. 

George. General Electric Co., PittsneM. 
i Granger, \'i>c. Agrl. teacher, Esses 

■i.n hoot, Hatbome. 
Hall landscape and nursery work. Bloom- 
i "tm. 

A Hubbard, teacher, Sundertaad 
u Hutchinson, miessBan, Insurants. Am- 

[ackimcayk asat, agout ease., North- 

[oworaki, fix)il);tll official, temporary, 

lohnson, bead waiter, M.S.C. 
M Koch, Southern B<-rk. Cow Testing 
Pin meld 

i: florist, K. I*. jvirrson. Praming- 

- MacQueatos, landscape foreman, Pitts- 

Moraa, farm work. MedfieJd State II"- 

Mulhafl, farm work. Ashland. 

K. Mutter, Lamont. CotMssb < <>., NA'.C. 

Allan J O'Brien, cbesa. as<t ., Northampton High, 

I Pi i K ti-.ulK-r, Ksxx M.S.. Essex. N'.V. 

itiss. i l'-rk. \. \V. I'n-ntiss. Cpton. 

B Ram*deB Jr.. Wlcfcsrite Ibamnii Steel 

I' timer. 

- hafrner, L. A. Bean Co.. Dover. 

v hkefcr, accounting and derioal work, 
■ VVaterhouse I o>, N'.V. 

V & hn-it.r. < l<rk, Walpole. 

- mu .Sort's Nurseries. Bloomfield. 
\ SenecnL poultry farm, Williamsburg. 
Miti A. Shapiro it Sons. North Adams. 
•i -.desman. R. H. White I'm., Boston. 
Situ, held investigation. Blai -kstone 

• i abridge. 

U-. O. K. Bennett. Haverhill. 
X. rbosmaoa, farm work. B. N. Wheeler 

roaches, Water Supply anil Sewerage 
atone Valley rYnJ., Uxbridge. 

a, i asfgeof private estate green- 
Spring, L.I. 

mine, tlorist. Al. A. I-'ram. Welle-lev. 

iiv. asat. forest ret., planner, II. T. 
Klkins, West V, 

• in ployed at C.C.C, camps: 
.imp No. 1171. North Adam*. 
Itburn, landscape foreman, s.l'. 16, 

lati, athletic director and Instructor, 
18, East Otis. 
•; l an d s cape technician, No 21, 

■ I • mi nip No. 1 1 5, Bri infield. 

Winter. Ski Tag* 

i ml 

*|><>rl Wear 

fa State College 

M<" i ml Women. 

Mi sit outfitters for 
Official Ski Parkas 
Csnadi in Ski I too is 

s ^i Pants 





■ i 


The Carnegie equipment, consist-, 

ing of the Cape hart phonograph, 

records, •cores, and hooks, was trans- 
ferred Monday from the Memorial 

buisdmf, to the Seminar Room in t he 
hasement of the Library. Tins will 
enahle music lovers to take advantage 
of the equipment at any time during 
scheduled hours without the inter- 
ference attendant on the use of the 
Memorial Building. The Seminar 
Room will he open to students and 
faculty of the College Community 
every afternoon, Thursday excepted, 
from 1 to fi p.m. On Thursdays, the 
room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. 

The advantages of this transference 
to music lovers cannot he over- 
stressed. The Carnegie Collection, 
valued at several thousands of dol- 
lars, is a very rich one. It covers the 
entire field of music from earliest 
Creek times to George (icrshwin and 
other American composers. It in- 
cludes all the great symphonies, operas, 
concertos, sonatas, and solos, as well 
as all great artists such as I'aderewski. 
Kreisler, Menuhin, and Lily pons. 
All great orchestras the Berlin, 
Paris, London, New York, Philadel 
phia, and Boston orchestras are 

represented in this collection. 

The Collection is unique in that the 
record catalogues of the entire world 
were searched for the best examples of 
all music. Not only are there Victor, 
Columbia, and Brunswick records, 
but also H.M.V., Parlophone, Odeon, 
Telefunken, and Pat he. For those 
students and faculty members inter- 
■Sted in languages, the Collection is a 
treasure-house of songs in French, 
German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. 

Besides all these records, the Col- 
lection contains scores for nearly all 
the musical masterpieces, and, should 
anyone want to know about the com- 
posers, backgrounds of the music, and 
definitions of terms, be finds at his 
disposal the finest books available on 
any of these subjects. 

James Kerr, .lames Olivier, and 
Earl Chase are the trained assistants 
who are always on band to play any 
record desired. There will also be 
kept in this room a calendar of all 
coming musical events in Amherst 
and this vicinity. 




l \>nt in nvtl from Page 1 

able to escape from the existing small 
choice of material into the larger two- 
piano possibilities. 

In order m accomodate those who 

find it difficult to net to the auditorium 

Christmas, n eg l e ct e d for many Mars 

by the campus community, but now 
receiving marked attention, will be 
celebrated this year by a special carol 

sinn in Vespers, by a faculty Christ- for this first concert the Com 
mas program, by Christmas parties Concert Association has arranged thai 
in fraternities and sororities, and, of a special ( I. K. h'isher bus will leave the 
course, by the erection of the campus corner of Atnilv and Pleasant Streets 
Christmas tree. .,( 7. .10 and go directly to the hall. The 
The Christinas tree, the gill of return trip will he immediately after 
GemJd -hues '0:|, will beset in place the performance. The regular fare will 
this week. President Baker gave the be charged, and it is hoped that sub- 
first Christmas tree to the college two scribers will make use of this accomo 
years ago; prior to that time little dalion, as otherwise the Association 


Most coUegi ■ have representatives <>f 

One typt 04 another iii the field of 

dance music, but msc i„ 1s ,„,, |,.„j 
ibis distinction foreeveraJ year*. With 
1 he format ion of a dance orchestra, The 
Statesmen, M S.c mill now be among 

I Ins group. 

The Statesmen, an eight piece or- 
chestra, are prepared to furnish dance 
muak for any occasion. This orchestra 
is composed entirely of young men from 
our own campus The leadership is 
placed in the hands of Marciene 
White omb and William Kit/pat rick, 
while the managerial duties are ful- 
filled by Philip Murgun. 

Many of the undergraduates were 
present al the debut Off I he Statesmen 
't the YV.A.A. poverty dance. They 
will again have the Opportunity to bear 
I hem when they plav at (he next in- 
formal dance. The services of the 

Statesmen have also been secured for 

the annual Freshman -Senior dance of 
the Stockbridge School. 

Since we are so fortunate as to again 
ha\ e a good dance orchestra at M.S.( '., 
let's give them our whole hearted sup- 

The orchestra is comprised of the 
following nun. 

Piano, Fibs Sullivan; Drums, Norvin 
Liubensfein; Guitar, Lie Sannella; 
1st Sax. Marciene Whitcomh; 2nd Sax, 
Kenneth Dorinan; Mrd Sax, .hick 
Sloeumh; 1st Trumpet, William Fil/.- 
patrick; 2ml Trumpet, George Mellon. 

will be required to handle the burden 

Wilbur Tirrell. wild life foreman. C.C C. I SUA 

The tullowuin .in' ranrllrsl students: 
B eranid J. Doyle, TaHi Medical School, 
Henry I). Epstein, Dental *rtryf. Harvard, 
Arthur Gold, Dental School, Harvard, 
Julian P. Gnt'tm. Medical School, Cornel, 
\ 1. us s. GnaosraU, Denial s h<><>l University ofl'a. 
Rolieri II. tieflaanaon, Tufts Medical S hool . 
Donald M. Stewart, Tuft* Mediral School. 

Merrill L. U'.-li Iter. Tufts Medical S booi 

The following are doing graduate work: 
Frederick N Andrews, graduate asat., placemen! 

se rvke , M.S.C., n.y.a. program. 
David Arenberg, physics, < lark Univ. , Worcester. 
Alfreil lv t'ox III. B itdge w atei state Teachers' 

CoBege, Bridgewatei . 
Charles H. Daniels, entomology, M.S < 
(harle- i-". i.iiioti. biology, Harvard. 
Abraham EC Feioberg, Boston Teachers' College 

Rrnest B. Fisher, Andover Newton Theological 

School, Newton < • liter. 

Daniel J. l-'ol.'\ . hortii uhure, M S I 

George A. Hamuli. landscape architecture, Har- 

Albert B. Hovey. forestry. UnJ v. oi Mirhi) 

■ v. Geo. Wash. Univ., Washing- 
ton, J) ( HOI David I Walsh. 

Arthur S. Ia-van-. li"it. manii.. M.S < 

Roben D. Mtti hell. Andrew Newton : 

School, Newton < 1 
John J. Morlton. Thayer S bool, Dartmouth 
Alfred K. Newton. Chemistry. ^ ! v < ■ 

Juliu- NOV* k. II- 11 M> ' 

Leonard W, Pa raw econondi 1. < onn. State. 

R, Pease, 1 hetnirtrj M.S.C. 
Henry Kiseman. poultry hoshandrj M S.C 
Phillip Robinson, psyt h ilogy, M - I 
Samuel P, snow, landscape ' M.S.I . 

Kenneth A Steadantn, bus. admin. Babson Inst 
Philip C. Stone, entomologs M 

I. VMnokur. L'niversHj oi Mm higan 

attention had been paid to the Christ* 

mai season by the college. The campus <>f the expense of charterin 

Christinas tree and its attendant The program follows: 

celebrations have .hanged all I hat. 
Mrs. Maker has also shown a deep 
interest in the Christmas seas ai. 

Fast year sb«- directed the (acuity 

Christmas program. This year she is 
directing a similar program which has 
the Christmas story as told in th- 

Scripture and in German carols aa its 

central theme and which will be given 
on Friday, December 20. 

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CIIIOSTMAS < . 1 1 ~f S 

Hosiery I'lijiinins Dunce Sets 

Toilet Beta Hand Itmis 

Jewelry Linens Ski Suits 


Showing movies of college students 
diving oir icebergs, of Sir Wilfred 
Crenfcll making the best of a lough 
puce of bear steak, of 1 he hospital 
ships on the Labrador coast , of gardens 
where the Labrador mission is demon- 
strating how to grow cabbages and 
onions, Professor l-'red C. Sears, of 
Massnchnsel ts State ( tallage t drilled an 
audience at Crace Church, llolyoke, 
last Sunday evening. A Deputations 
Team ol the Christian Association en- 
listed the service of Professor Sears for 
this meeting, Philip Spaa* '.(7, pre- 
sided and read the scripture; Ceorge 
Milne .17, president of the Christian 
A association and editor id' the Index 
offered the prayer, .Jack Waldman '.19, 

played the violin. 





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We have completed our baying far the 

Holidays, and we unhesitatingly say 
that We've got the goods to help you 
make this Christmas the merriest for 
every person on your list, and the 
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Continued from Pane 1 

Outing Club last night. Excellent 
skiing pictures were shown in con- 
junction with Fayson Newton, the 
famous skier and lecturer. At various 
times until the carnival week-end the 
campus will witness siniiliar activities. 
It is intended that an entire convoca- 
tion will be devoted to show carnival 
scenes held at other colleges. 

In the near future the pond will be 
illuminated, for it is our intention to 
hold some night skating parties. One 
of the occasions will be a costume party 
and music will be furnished to add to 
the affair. 

It is hoped that the Interfraternity 
Council will be willing to cooperate 
to the extent that an elimination con- 
test will be held among the fraternities 
previous to the carnival. In such a 
manner we will be able to select men 
capable of representing our college 
against others in the various athletic 

Some of the tentative events are: 
exhibition skating and skiing by re- 
nowned men and women athletes, inttr- 

I collegiate competition in speed and 
figure skating, a cross country ski race, 
ski joring, a fashion show, toboggan 
slide, ski jump, snow sculpture by 
fraternities, a combined Maroon Key 
and .Junior From dance. Interfraterni- 
ty competition in winter sport events, 
competition between the military ma- 
jors in ski joring, an exhibition of 
eskimo huskies featuring the famous 
('lark team of dogs, and theSe-elv team 
which accompanied the Byrd Antartic 

In collaboration with this outdoor 
carnival, the varsity basketball team 
will play Rhode Island State on 
Thursday evening and Springfield 
College on Saturday. The Social 
Union will present the Vienna Hoys 
Choir on Friday evening to be fol- 
lowed immediately by the winter 

J carnival dance at which time the 
Queen of the Carnival and her attend- 
ants will be chosen. Sleigh rides to 

' start after Thursday night's basket- 
ball game are being planned. In ad- 

i dition to these events the Carnival 
committee is sponsoring three after- 

! noon hockey games. On Thursday 
two of the preparatory schools will 

play. On Friday the bus-boy-seullion 
game, an annual attraction, will be 
held. On Saturday the varsity team 
will oppose Amherst College. 

Everyone is urged to have his winter 
paraphernalia on hand as soon as 
possible so that all can participate and 

enjoy the Carnival. 



Continued from Pane 1 
other on the profession of teaching, 
another on medical education, another 
on Law, another on Chemistry, and its 
applications, and still others covering 
some of the more definite specialized 
fields open to our students." 

"Data concerning requirement for 
satisfactory careers in specialized fields 
should be assembled by the several 
advisers and made available to inter- 
ested students and members of the 
faculty. They would also be expected 
to help the advisee in securing a suit- 
able position after graduation. To this 
extent their work should supplement 
and be coordinated with that of the 
College Placement Office." 


Continued from Page 1 

evening in the Drill Hall from eight to 

At ten o'clock, Cadet Lieutenant 
Norvin C. I^aubenstein, with his 
partner, Miss Sheleagh Crowley, led 
the grand march, after which Miss 
Eleanor Fillmore was selected as the 
ball queen and was presented a 
bouquet of roses. 

Decorations were strictly in harmony 
with the militaristic atmosphere which 
pervaded at the affair. Blue side-walls 
and a gold ceiling made up the color 
scheme and sabers and field pieces 
were placed in appropriate positions 
about the hall. 

The programs followed the general 
scheme of the ball and consisted of 
blue leather covers and gold cords 

Guests of honor and chaperones at 
the ball included President and Mrs. 
Hugh P. Baker, Dean and Mrs. William 
L. Machmer, Lieutenant-Colonel and 
Mrs. Horace T. Applington, Major and 
Mrs. Herbert E. Watkins, Captain and 
Mrs. Leo B. Connor, and Dr. and Mrs. 
Ernest J. Radcliffe. 


IN MEMORIAE III l| t)|\(, 

Continued from Page 1 

out his paintings there is evident ■ 
certain force and spirit, that refli , i s hj, 
habit of rapid painting, and gjyg a 
peculiar freshness and life to hi work 
Two portraits, done not in the usual 
medium of oil, but in water coto 
included in the group, and showla 
directness seldom achieved in < 

Robert Craig, who also tea bet jg 
Knnis' school in Kastport during the 
summers, has done some fine work in 
lithography, of which several examples 
are on exhibition. Lithograph, 
old art, and has lately come hi. k into 
popularity. As a rule, lithographs 
show a slightly heavier line and a 
generally darker effect than etchings or 
dry points. 

Among his lithographs then' are 
included various subjects from Maine 
with a characteristic rugged look well- 
suited to his medium. "Down to the 
Sea." "New England," "Black Schooa- 
er," "Bocks and Sea," indicate his 
fondness for the east coast . a* 

Smokers — both men and women— 
want a cigarette to be mild— yet not flat 
or insipid. At the same time they want 
a cigarette that gives them taste— taste 
they can enjoy. 

Chesterfields are outstanding for mild- 
ness—outstanding for better taste. You can 
find that out by smoking them. 

OustiM/ 'dk*** - Chesterfields are what they say they are 

^/ I © 193J. U«an «t My« 

Vol. M<VI 


vm. State 

At § 




tn actuate Student* Awarded 

< , i lili<ateK of Commendation 

lor Original Rcase.-u t-b 

Certificate! in commendation of 
original research have been awarded by 
the National Society of Sigma Xi to 
Robert Kdward Buck and Adam V. 
gyrocki, graduate students here, ac- 
cording to a notice just received by the 
local Sigma Xi club. This is a distinct 
honor, and reflects credit on the scien- 
tific achievement! of both students. 

This certificate is conferred on stu- 
dents il colleges where there is no 
chapter of Sigma Xi, and is equivalent 
to election to the society at a school 
ahem the chapter exists. The award 
committee of the national society is 
ded this year by Professor Kirtley 
I Mather of Harvard. 

Mr I Suck, who received his A.M. 
degree from Cornell in 1933, won his 
honors in the department of horticul- 
caltural manufactures for his investi- 
gations of red squill, a new rat poison, 
tffective, yet harmless to man and 
domestic animals. The results of his 
n- in lies were reported in two recent 
uwefl of the journal, Industrial and 
Engineering Chemistry. The nature of 
the r it killing principle of red squill, 
•hicfa is extracted from the bulb, Ur- 
paea maritimm, is unknown. Since its 
toxicity is not affected by the canning 
proeeai red squill bait may be canned 
and used effectively. By a percolating 
method the toxic extract can be pre- 
perad on I large scale, and field tests 
demonstrate its efficiency. 

Mr. Syrocki, who received his B.S. 
eigne from Connecticut State College, 
conducted his research on acid pro- 
duction by Eseherehia coli and Aero- 
bacter uerogenes. His investigations 
een supervised by the Department of 

No. 12 



We feel sure that we express the sentiment of the whole student body when we 
voice our appreciation of President Baker's statement of his views on the 
c.erwhL t y w AR dCgree Ht M ~ hu «*"« ^ate College. He has made 

thT„T . ?• may ST* t0 ^ tHe ° fficial altUude ° f the Administration at 

ssues Z\ i'T' I h V a,k ^ hHS rt ' m ° Ved manV irrH — ' »"d trivial 
ssues. And he has relieved us of much of the burden that we have been forced 
to carry hitherto. 

In the first place, by his statement that he is in favor of the adoption of the 
A.B. degree (although not at present:. Dr. Baker eliminated the necessity for 
further d.scuss.on of the matter as a question of principle. It is no longer 
necessary to emphasize the fact that the A.B. degree a. Massachusetts State 
College ,s consistent with the purpoae and practice of land-grant colleges in 
general and of our college in particular. This can be taken for granted 

I'urthermore. President Baker, by his remarks Thursday, officially confirmed 
the Arts or Human.stic students at this college as a definite group He has 
recognized the tact that a considerable number of our students (one third of the 
total number, are working in Humanist majors which customarily load to the 
A.M. degree. H. h* •ccepted the A.B degree in principle Jin ,i practice aa 

desirable at MAC. Only his doubts as to its timehness prevent I >r Baker's 
I mmedi ate endorsement Of its adoption. 

Yet in the Presidents hesitancy to advocate immediate- adoption of the A B 
degree, we see a number of hopeful signs. For one thing, he did not state in 

unqualified terms that ha was convinced that the adoption of the degree n 

untimely. He merely observed that he was "in. -lined to think" it an untimely 

Furthermore, far from givfog specific facts to show that the adoption of the 
degree would he inadvisable at this time, he contented himself with raising a 
few quest ions which he felt ought to he answered before M.S.C. finally Com- 
mitted itself to the degree. 

For example, although President Baker suggested that there might possibly 
be some Change in the general attitude of our students as a result of the adop 

tion of the degree, be did not tell m what these change* might he or how they 

would come about. 

Again, although he intimated that an ad of the Hoard of Trustees would not 
be all needed for the adoption of tin- degree, deleft t he "cimiplicalions" ■ 
complete mystery. 

He raised the question of whether or not the granting of the A.M. degree 

Continued on Pag* (> 



Ckamgjaa in C ea um e Nanadbeea for 
Second Beenaatae lte*uh ,,i ion 


The Men's Debating Club is organ- 
izing and optimistically planning for 
ming season, which, from all indi- 
cations promises to be successful. No 
[ debater! were lost from the roster be- 
eu»e of graduation, and the personnel 
l,! the team therefore remains the same 
Mr ago. Too, the members have 
profited by the experience gained last 

1 be club has not as yet completed its 

"iheduj,.. hut worthy teams have al- 

" " aligned as opposition and 

n will, no doubt, have much 

to display their powers of 

The forensic campaign will 

J-8'n in February, Holy Cross prob- 

"»K the first opponent. On 

19, State will argue against 

ntatives of New York 

'"fore the New York Lion's 

plane for March are parti- 

"M„us. The debaters will 

M " '" road during this month, 

" use, University of Ver- 

bury, St. Michael's, and 

Lawrence and Colgate, in 


I Whaley is manager of the 

ub and is ably assisted bv 
( . rt J Don Donnelly and Assistant 

Pres. Baker Expresses Views 
On A.B. Degree at Convocation 

In aa interview relative to new 
courses being offered next semester, 
Dean Mm Inner said, "In the coining 
semester t lure are really no distinctly 
new courses. There have been, how- 
ever, adaptations of courses and 
changes in the course numbers in order 
to effect changes incident to a re-organ 
i/ation Of departments, especially the 
departments of agriculture and of 
agricultural economics. The course in 
agricultural economics is now iii the 
Division of Agriculture and economics 
is in the Division of Social Sciences." 
The course to he known as economics 
2b will he given by Dr. I.arcom as a 
continuation of economics 25, and is not 
a new course in so much as the material 
has been given before in some other 
course. The class in Classroom Man- 
agement will he given by Professor 
Welles and is not an addition to the 
curriculum, but, again, is nn-rel\ ., 
reorganization ol and a focussing ol 
material hitherto given as part of other 
courses in education or psychology. 

For revisions and adaptations of 
courses and for changes in course- 
numbers, see the junior-senior schedule 
for the- second semester. 

Gunnar Ericson '19 
Made Business Agent 

Alniiillils of < ollege to Art lis 

Auditor mid I'nrxc 'busing 
Agent of College 

Appointment of Gunnar E. Ericson 
as business agent of the college has 
been announced by Treasurer Fred C. 
Kenney. Erickson, a graduate of State | 
in the class of 1919, will act as auditor j 
and purchasing agent. 

Mr. Erickson attended the Boston i 
University School of Business Adminis- | 
tration, 1920-22, and has since been ! 
employed as accountant and tax expert 
in various accounting firms, fie comes 
to State from a position with the 
Alliance Realty company. New York. 

In 1932 he was made a Certified 
Public Accountant of New York. He is 
a member of the New York Society of 
Certified Public Accountants and of 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 


lb id of College Explain* Obstacles 

in Wny of Immediate Adoption 

of Arts Degree 

"I am not opposed to the granting of 
an A.B. degree, and I feel it will come 
in time," said President Hugh P. 
Continued on Page 4 

Mix Lilly. Prof. Walter E 


I Annual Recreation Con- 

1 he held at Massachusetts 

March 13, 14, and 15, 

enereJ direction of Prof. 

L.rri n Metp r, chairman of the 

mniS ' harge. 

Work on the current production of 
Othello by the Roister Doisters will 
begin this week when Professor Frank 
P. Rand meets John McConchie and 
Edward Law in their roles of lago and 
Othello respectively. Because the parts 
of the these two men comprise the 
majority of the time of the play, it is 
necessary to begin before the remainder 
of the cast. McConchie and Law will 
rehearse several times during this week, 
and will endeavor to learn their parts 
during the Christmas vacation. 

Work with the remaining members 
of the cast will begin immediately after 
the holidays. 

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Wednesday, Had 18 

8.00 p.m. Basketball, Middlehury 

Immediately following In- 

formal, Drill Hall 
Thnrsda>, Dec I!) 

11.00 p.m. Christmas Recess Be- 
Friday. Dec. M 
8.00 p.m. Basketball game, Bos- 
Thursday, Jan. 2 
8.00 a.m. Classes start 
7.30 p.m. Band rehearsa' 
Skiing practise 
Friday, Jan. 3 

Basketball. Boston 
Sat unlay, Jan. 4 

8.00 p.m. Sigma Beta Chi, Lord 

Jeffe-ry Inn 
8.00 p.m. Sigma Iota, Draper Hall 
Hockey, Fitchburg State Teach- 
er! here 
Sunday, Jan. •"» 

5.00 p.m. Vespers, Prof. S. Ralph 
Harlow, Mem. Building 
Monday. Jan. H 

8.00 p.m. Colh'gian meeting 
Tuesday, Jan. 7 

Hockey, New Hampshire at Dur- 
7.00 p.m. Twelfth Night Party, 
Home Be. ('tub, Home- 
Wednesday. Jim. H 

Hockey, M.I.T. at Boston 
Smith c onc e rt , Iturbi, pianist 

Glee Clubs Present 
Gift to Mr. Stratton 

Exceptional Performance l»y 

College Musical Organ Nation* 

Feature Evenings Entertainment 

The Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, 
"Trial by Jury," was the outstanding 
feature of the 19.15 Bay State- Review, 
which was held on Friday evening, 
December l.J. A musical attempt of 
Ibis sort is the first ever featured at 
(he college, the nearest approach to it 
being the presentation of the- musical 
comedies "Let's Co Nutty" in 1!».U 
and "Phlto'a Daughter" in 101(1 The 
success of the prc-se-ntation was so 
marked that ,( ls boped that this 
venture- will be tried again in succeed- 
ing Reviews. 

The soprano part of (hi- operetta 
was sung by Alma Boyden '.17. in the 
rob- of the plaintiff. Tenor parts 
were taken by James Kerr "36 and 

M\i-s Boylan ':»;, defendant an d 

counsel. The baritone- solos were sung 
by Norman Crant 'Mi, Ivan Cousins 
.»!» and Milton Aiurbac h '.'19, who 
were- judge-, usher, and jury foreman, 
re-spec lively. 

The usual excellence- of the- pe-r- 
lormance of (In- Massachusetts State 
Colle-ge Band, led by Charles P. 
Farnum, Opened the- Bay State Rs> 
view in an impressive manner, with 
I he "Alcla Ovart«re N by McCaiighey. 
A trumpet solo by Vernon Coutu ;I7 
was featured in The- Old Home on the 
Farm," on.- of the- four selections 

played by the Band. 

Continued on Page | 


Just before the performance of t he- 
operetta "Trial by Jury" last Friday 
evening, the Men and Women's Glee 
Clubs presented to Mr. Stratton, who 
directed the performance, an album of 
records published aa one of the sub- 
scription series of the Sibelius Society. 

The album contains the 6th Sym- 
phony of Sibelius as performed by the 
Finnish National Orchestra. Alao in- 
cluded is the String Quartet in D 
minor as played by the Budapest 
String Quartet. 


The- Reel Cross Drive got off to a 
good start in its annual drive for funds 
during the past week. The drive- was 
inaugurated druing last ThurseJay's 
Convocation at which time Dean 
Machmer introduced Re-vercnd Reed 
of Easthampton, director of the- Red 
Cross Drive in this section. Reverend 
Reed told of the work of the Red Cross 
in Western Massachusetts and urge-d all 
to support this worthy cause. Gordon 
Whaley also spoke- in behalf of the 
stude-nt body and made- a plan for 
eve-ryone- to give as much as possible-. 
Four hundred and fifty-four envel 
opes were distributed. Of this amount, 
139 ple-dged payment at a future date, 
285 enclosed cash, and 27 made no 
contribut ion whatsoever. 

To those who pledged payme-nt at a 
future date, we- make a plea to do so as 
soon as possible-. Some stude-nts 
signified that they would Ik- able to pay 
immediately after the vacation, and it 
is hoped that those students will re-- 
memher to save a small amount from 
their Christmas shopping in order to 
contribute- to a worthy cause-. Fred 
Murphy and Gordon Whaley will be 
around to collect from those who 

Plans for the Winter Carnival are 
rapidly nearing completion. Those 
plans which were announced aa tenta- 
tive last week have Iwen for the most 
part definitely set. Fraternities have 
already entered skaters and skiie-rs in 
an open competition to sele-c t a team 
to represent State-. Fraternity house 
dances have been definitely decided 
upon to tnke place Saturday even- 
ing, February 8, 19.lf> after the- basket- 
ball game. 

Sigma Beta Chi has announced its 
willingness to cooperate with the e ar- 
nival committee at the Fashion Show, 
by modelling clothes exhibited by 
Filene's of Boston and Saks, Fifth 
Avenue of New York. Filene-s will 
j exhibit cruising outfits for spring and 
| summer wear and evening gowns; Saks 
will exhibit winter sports outfits. 

Plans are be-ing made- for se-lee tion of 
the- ore he-stra. The- junior class nomin- 
ating committee bm norninate-d 10 
rne-mbe-rs of the junior class, five of 
whom will serve on a e -ommittcc with 
five- members of the- Maroon Key to 
have charge of the- Winter Carnival 
Dance-. An attempt is being made- to 
cooperate- with Dartmouth College in 
securing the orchestra inasmuch as 
their Winter Carnival Dance- will take 
place- Saturday night. Fe-b. 9. 

Before the basketball game-s with 
Rhode- Island and Springfield, inter 
class wrest ling and boxing finals will take 
place-. The finalists will be de-tc-rniine-d 
by e limination conte-sts to be run off 
prior to the carnival week-end. 

For the ski-joring compel h ion. t|„- 
commit tee has e out rart.,1 (o i, J1V( . 
a regular ski-jejring harness made up. 
Instruction in this difficult type of 
skiing, as well as in the- other types of 
skiing and skating, will start Jan. 2. at 
5.00 p.m. in the Phys. Ed. building 
under the- joint supervision of I.aiTy 
Briggs and Norm Myrick. 

Don't forget to bring hack your 
skates and skiis after the vacation. 

© 193). Uggstt & Mybm Tobacco Co. 


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A.B. Degree Committee 

Explains Its Activities 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

We of the Student Committee on 
the Arts Degree welcomed President 
Maker's Convocation address of last 
Thursday. We felt that, in devoting 
the main part of his address to a con- 
sideration of the Arts degree, he was 
recognizing what is to the student 
hody a pertinent and immediate 
question of major importance. His 
statement that the Arts degree would 
undoubtedly he adopted by our Col- 
lege is in immediate agreement with 
our point of view. We are thus re- 
lieved of having to consider the 
question as a matter of principle. 

The Committee regrets, however, 
that the President felt obliged to add 
that he "is inclined to think" the 
adoption of the degree would be 
better left to the future. Here, then, 
the question stands at present. 

Yet, though we have welcomed 
President Baker's open declaration 
that the Arts degree ought eventually 
be granted, we have felt that he has 
been somewhat unkind both to us and 
to a considerable number of our 
fellow-students. Our fellow-students, 
who are urging the degree, he has 
described as seeking the degree just 
because they happen to think that it 
would be more valuable to them than 
a B.S. degree. And to us, the Com- 
mittee, he has ascribed questionable 
methods of procedure that we have 
actually not adopted. 

Those of our students who have 
been asking for the Arts degree have 
not been motivated exclusively by the 
idea that the Arts degree is a "more 
valuable" degree to them than the 
B.S. degree. On the contrary, many 
of the undergraduates have not been 
personally concerned with the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts. They have sup- 
ported the demand for it because they 
believe that fair play calls for it. They 
have felt that fair play demands that 
those of our students who have taken 
one of the courses customarily leading 
to an Arts degree ought to get that 
degree, regardless of its greater or less 
"value" to them. They simply ask 
that Arts majors be given the right 

Again, President Baker has more 
than once intimated that the present 
undergraduate demand for the Arts 
degree has arisen from a snobbish 
minority desirous of aping the students 
at such institutions as Amherst and 
Williams. Here, too, the President has 
not been exactly fair to the students. 
He seems to overlook the fact that 
they are moved by the very spirit of 
democratic fair play that has bJM so 
closely bound up with the spirit of our 
College. They know that a consider- 
able number of their fellow-students 
are being allowed to major in subjects 

usually associated with the Arts 
degree. They know that these stu- 
dents complete a course leading to this 
degree. They also know that the 
students who have thus pursued an 
Arts course are finally graduated with 
Science degrees. It is their realization 
of this unfairness that leads them, 
whether they are candidates for the 
degree or not, to join in the demand for 
it. For an able expression of this 
conviction, we refer our readers to the 
report of John McConchie's speech at 

Danvers {Collegian of Dec. 5). 

The President, too, has not been 
exactly fair to us of the Committee. 
He has described us as being actively 
engaged in student "agitation"; he has 
intimated that we have gone about our 
work in underhanded fashion, without 
giving consideration to the administra- 
tion; and that we have done all this 
without first conducting a careful and 
"Scientific" investigation of the whole 

In bringing these charges against us, 
the President has been either unkind or 
the victim of an unintentional mis- 
understanding. Our Committee has 
not been engaged in "agitation." On 
the contrary, this is our first public 
communication. Nor have we worked 
in an underhanded fashion. President 
Baker will recall, surely, that it was 
our Chairman, Mr. Hannum, who, 
shortly after the appointment of the 
Committee, took the initiative in 
arranging for an interview with the 
President . It was his intention, then, to 
lay the students' case before the Ad- 
ministration. It turned out that 
President Baker and Dean Machmer 
availed themselves of the opportunity 
to present their views on the subject. 

As for our supposed failure to assume 
our responsibilities, here again we have 
apparently been misunderstood. On 
the one hand, President Baker seems 
to imply that we should have had 
ready for him, a day or two before his 
address, a full report of our investiga- 
tion. On the other hand, he says that 
we have been too hasty in our work. 
As a matter of fact, it was precisely 
because we did not wish to give the 
impression of haste and carelessness 
that we refrained from submitting to 
the President, upon very short notice, a 
full report of our findings. 

Our attitude has not been that of 
sowers of dissension, nor of extremists 
who are stirring up the student body in 
a foolish attempt to arouse it to action 
on an issue which is foreign to its 
interests. We have been appointed by 
the representatives of the students, 
the Senate. We hai<e been appointed 
to fill a need that has arisen right within 
our own student body. We are eager to 
bring to the problem our combined 
intelligence, and to consider all aspects 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

There are many who have been 
laboring under the impression that the 
agitation for an A.B. degree has been 
stirred up mainly by those students 
who are majoring in Humanistic 
studies. This, however, is an errone- 
ous attitude. Two years ago, the 
Student Curriculum Committee, as 
part of its suggestions for the im- 
provement of the present curriculum, 
recommended the awarding of a degree 
in recognition of Arts work. This com- 
mittee was composed of two English 
and five Science majors. At the same 
time, and in conjunction with it, the 
President's Committee, composed of 
faculty members, took the initiative 
and without outside pressure recom- 
mended the A.B. degree, in their re- 

This year agitation was again stirred 
up, and sentiment became so strong 
that it resulted in the Student Senate 
election of a committee which was to 
investigate the possibilities of an A.B. 
degree at this college. The Senate, 
composed mainly of science majors, 
voted unanimously on the establish- 
ment of this committee, which is com- 
posed of a representative group of 
students interested in the degree. 

The question will be raised, "Why 
do the science majors want a degree 
of this sort?" There are several 

1. The science major recognizes the 
unfairness of the present situation. 
The division of students is approxi- 
mately 30 percent in Humanistic 
Studies and 70 percent in the Sciences; 
and in recognition of this 30 percent 
majoring in the Arts, the B.S. students 
feel that this is too large a group to be 
ignored. They are of the opinion that 
the work done by these other students 
is sufficient for the awarding of an A.B. 
degree; and they feel that out of fair- 
ness this should be awarded, just as a 
B.S. degree is awarded to the science 
major upon completion of his required 

2. The science major recognizes the 
fact that the awarding of an A.B 

To the Kditor of the Collegian: 

1 find that I must agree with two of 
the things which our president said 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

According to the Morrill At i th e 
land-grant colleges in each state -hould 

when addressing convocation last , have three purposes: agricultural ..,„.„. 

Thursday. First, it is quite true, I 
think, that this question of the A.B. 
degree is one which should be discussed 
frankly between the students, faculty, 
and administration. Second, we must 
all admit that perhaps the time for this 
change is not yet ripe; but who, I ask, 
can tell for sure that we as a college are 
not as well prepared for this advance- 
ment now as we shall be within the 
next three or four decades. All worth 
while changes are wrought with an 
element of chance, are they not? 

Is Massachusetts State College an 
institution founded for the purpose of 
educating those young people who want 
to be farmers? Or is its purpose to 
educate those students who are attract- 
ed to its portals because of a relatively 
low tuition? If the second is not its 
purpose then I for one have made a 
gross error by chosing M.S.C. as my 
Alma Mater. Perhaps President Baker 
doesn't appreciate how disconcerting 
it is to be labelled for life as a "wheat"; 
perhaps he doesn't realize how dis- 
gusting it is to we students of liberal 
arts to have a "cow college" as our 
background. He implied that we who 
are demanding an A.B. degree are 
attempting to place Massachusetts 
State on a par with Amherst or Dart- 
mouth. This is not true. We have no 
desire to copy the inspid superficiality 
or the naive sophistication of these 
expensive schools. Our aim is rather to 
provide the students of Massachusetts 
with the same opportunities that the 
University of Maine provides for 
Maine students or Vermont University 
offers to Vermont students. The 
president says that the change would 
be expensive, but in the next breath he 
is planning for a new engineering 
school, new dormitories, etc. Where is 
the money for these coming from? 

I, for one, at least, do not feel con- 
vinced by our president's address that 
there are sufficient grounds for oppo- 
sition to the unanimous plea of the 

degree would strengthen the value of student body for an A.B. degree. I do 
the B.S. degree. The B.S. degree from | understand, however, that he person- 
the Massachusetts State College has ally is opposed to the change. With 
always been accorded a high value. | all respect I would like to ask the 
The increase in Arts majors, however, j president one question: Are politics 
has sent many students into profession- destined always to decide the fate of 


al service with a B.S. degree, though M.S.C? 
these students have majored in Arts, 
and are not prepared to teach or do 
work which their degree would indi- 
cate. This fact tends to lessen the value 
placed upon the B.S. degree, a fact 
which needs to be recognized and 
remedied, in as much as it affects 70 
percent of the student body. 

Two years ago, a questionaire was 
submitted to the student body to ob- 
tain their reaction on the A.B. degree. 
At that time the percentage of science 
majors was more than 70 percent, yet 
out of the 640 ballots returned, 590 
voted "Yes" in favor of the degree. 

This expression, and the reasons given a f ew f acts tna t President Baker seemed 
above as to why the science majors to overlook in his address of last week, 
would benefit by the A.B. degree,! More than once during the course 
afford clear indication that the present f his talk, the President referred to the 
situation is not merely a furor set up ! adoption of the Arts degree as a great 
by a limited group of students, but that ' change to be made in the future. The 
it is a current of conviction which per- circumstances are otherwise. The 
vades throughout the college, and ' adoption of the Arts degree by our 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 
At College they taught me to my 
On Logic that stern academical 
But when I came out of the Halls 
1 learned that the world was very 

Peiping Tom 

demands immediate recogni- 

Carl Swanson 

of the question. Can it be that Presi- 
dent Baker has wished to censure us for 
trying to apply to our present porblem 
the very precepts that he himself has 

In time, we hope to present to our 
fellow-students, to the Administration, 
the Alumni, and the Trustees, a full 
and carefully elaborated report of our 
findings. We trust, too, that the Presi- 
dent will in the immediate future 
appoint a Faculty Committee on the 
Arts degree to cooperate with us. We 
should welcome the guidance of mem- 
bers of the Faculty who have already 
had considerable experience with the 
question of the Arts degree and 
Humanistic Studies, and who could 
therefore give us sound direction. 

Right here, however, we shall con- 
tent ourselves with calling attention to 

College does not introduce a change: 
it is rather an official recognition of a 
development already effected, — a devel- 
opment quite in keeping, we may add, 
with the long-accepted principles of the 
Land-Grant Institutions. Justin L. 
Morrill, sponsor of the legislation which 
made possible the Land-Grant institu- 
tions said: 

". . . the design was to open the 
door to a liberal education for this 
large class (industrial] at a cheaper 
cost from being close at hand and to 
tempt them by offering not only sound 
literary instruction, but something 
more applicable to the productive 
enjoyments of life. It would be a 
mistake to suppose it was intended 
that every student should become a 
farmer or a mechanic, when the design 
comprehended not only instruction 
for those who hold the plow or follow 
a trade, but such instruction as any 
person might need with all the world 
before them where to choose — and 
Continued on Page 6 

tific, and liberal arts. It is generally 
agreed that M.I.T. (the other \ m [ 
grant college in the state) i>, I( . JIU . 
capable of fulfilling any and all re . 
quirements in the scientific field. Con- 
cerning agriculture, according to Dr 
Lindsey's survey, but three percent ( ,f 
the people in this state are directs 
connected with agriculture. Conse. 
quently we find a situation existing a 
this state whereby the scientiti. and 
agricultural provisions of the Morrill 
Act are more than capably fulfilled. 
And yet, in direct violation of these 
same provisions, no efforts have beat 
made to fulfill the third — and as I 
think — most essential provision, 
namely that of the liberal arts 

It must be remembered that ■ state 

college's first obligation is to the people 

of the state it should represent. I 

feel that Massachusetts State College 

is failing in its obligation to the people 

of this state as well as failing to live 

up to the provisions of the Morrill Act 

by not granting an A.B. degree. Why 

is it that every year literally thousands 

of the young men and women of 

Massachusetts leave their home state- 

to go to some other state college? The 

answer is not difficult to find, for it is 

only state colleges which have tuitions 

so low that many of the people o| our 

state can afford to attend. And since 

their own state college does not afford 

them the education and degrees which 

they feel are essential to them, t In v are 

forced to go to other state colleges 

This, I believe, is the most serious 

argument for the A.B. degree at this 

college. The argument, that residents 

of other states come to this caflaji to 

receive an agricultural training in 

return for the students of this itatt 

who go to other state colleges for liberal 

arts training, does not hold. A brief 

examination of the number of oot-of 

state students at this college will 

quickly show that the ratio is ureal lv 

in our unfavor. 

I fully appreciate the need for the 
president's rightful deliberation and 
caution before taking a vital step such 
as the granting of the A.B. degree. 
The president quite understandably 
wants definite figures before he recom- 
mends to the board of trustees the 
granting of an A.B. degree. We already 
have shown using the figures of I 
professor connected with this college 
and in no way prejudiced that 97 
percent of the people of this state have 
no direct connection with agriculture. 
Furthermore, the great number of 
Massachusetts residents attending out- 
of-state colleges whose purposes should 
be the same as ours can easily he 
verified by the reader. 

In his recent convocation address the 
president expressed the doubt that an 
A.B. degree, which would mean 1 
much as the B.S. degiee now meaa<. 
could at the present time be gN* 
Yet, according to the president's own 
figures, a little under a third of the B.S. 
degrees now being granted to graduate 
of this college should be A.B. degrees. 
In other words, about one third of the 
B.S. degrees now being given by tM 
college are entirely meaningless, ami 
consequently make the remaining B>- 
degrees mean so much less. 

The president furthermore stressed 
the need of this college for friends The 
impression was that the friends of th f 
college are mainly farmers and alumni 
who are so old-fashioned, so dogmatic 
so conservative, so unaware of the fart 
that the industrial revolution has 
rinally descended upon this fair state of 
Massachusetts, that they are unrecon- 
cilably and unplacably Opposei to a 
change of policy in the administration 
of this college which would mean the 
granting of the A.B. degree. 

Recently, however, when ihere* 8 
danger of the tuition of this •*«• 
being raised, one of the largest bodies o 
Congressmen, Representati^'^- e " 
ever to attend a primary he. ring 
bill in this state attended ihb ■*■ 
and opposed this proposed ™' se . 
tuition. Representatives u ' m lu 
cities as Boston, Worcester. s I ,ring ^ ut 
etc., whose constitutents have ^ 
very little interest in the ■grfcan* 1 
Continued on Page 3 



Rossiter Elected '36 Grid Captain 

Football men at Massachusetts State 
College were honored last night with a 
banquet presented them by the Associ- 
Alumni at the North Amherst 

at i 

pariah house. Ralph F. Taber '16, 
nresideBt of the Alumni was toast- 
[iKisterat the affair which featured after 
dinner speeches by Coach Taube, 
President Baker, prominent alumni 
and faculty. 

Tha main feature of the occasion 
was the election of the 1935 football 
, -aptain. Football letermen, announced 
for the first time by manager Finkel- 
s t, in. assembled following the banquet 
and elected Dave Rossiter, '37 of 
Maiden, who has been a bright spot 
at tenter for the past two seasons, to 
head his Statesmen teammates next 

Coach Taube, in rendering the team 
his official congratulation for a success- 
ful season opened the speaking with 
an appreciation for the chance the 
squad had to assemble in a post- 
season gathering and talk over things. 
"One of the most valuable things foot- 
ball does is promote fellowship," he 
said. "I dislike to see the season end 
with no chance to talk things over." 

The coach pointed out that the past 
season was no easy task. The mental 
state of the squad during the season 
received particular commendation, for 
throughout the nine contests the 
Statesmen did not once lose their spirit 
and develop the inferiority complex 
which is the coach's dread and a state 
which spells downfall for the best of 

Speaking of the season just past and 
the one just ahead, Coach Taube said, 
"I am very optimistic about next sea- 
son and very happy over last." In- 
dividually he congratulated the senior 
Statesmen and pointed out that though 
their positions will be hard to fill, the 
lower classes have football material in 
their ranks which could provide as 
fine a team as ever stepped on the M.S. 
C. football field. 

Football lettermen announced by 
Manager Finkelstein following Coach 
Taube's address are as follows: Cap- 
tain Sturtevant, Babe Brown, Mike 
Alpert, Tik Tikofski, Dave Rossiter, 
Johnny Stewart, Lou Bongiolatti, 
Kmil Koenig, Walt Moseley, Randy 
Barrows, Wendy Lapham, Fred Mur- 
phy, Klmer Allen, Fred Lehr, Fran 
and Fred Riel, Les Peterson, Guy Gray, 
Terry Adams, Ed Bernstein, Arnie 
Shulkin, Fred Sievers, Bud Collins 
and Manager Finkelstein. Captain 
Sturtevant, who is at home with an 
int.-, t.-d fooc, sent his vote for the 
* iptaincy by telegraph. 

A highlight of the evening's enter- 
tainment was the after dinner talk by 
that peer delineator of after dinner 
humor on campus, Bill Doran T5, 
r* 's.arch professor of botany and 
* •■ -r.-tary of the Associate Alumni. He 
pointed out particularly that it was 
the first season in ten in which "the 
officials agree with me that we beat 

Curry Hicks, head of the physical 
education division, paid tribute to the 
alumni for the banquet and for the 
'ovalty they have shown the college in 
a "ding M.S.C. to obtain adequate 
Physical education facilities. Clark 
lha >'-r '13, professor of floriculture 
and treasurer of the Associate Alumni 
supplemented Professor Hick's talk 

*"h personal recollections of former 


George K. Emery, assistant alumni 
secretary an d George Hubbard, alum- 
nus noted for his athletic interest, 

spone briefly. 

dent Hugh P. Baker, who made 

■ "Pedal effort to attend this affair 

'"owing another earlier in the evening 

"jnm'tued on the fine support the 

s ° f; ;: ' ways receives from the alumni. 

taking directly to the Statesmen, he 

WBted out that in reviewing the sea- 

fr n - he considered it successful, not 

butf tlH P ° int ° f 8 ame8 won or lost 

&ora the point of view of the sports- 

J manner in which the States- 

n played, which, he said, reflected 

cr( £'t up 0I1 the college. 


With three games in their first week 
Of play, the State varsity hockey team 
is pacing time waiting for intensive 
practice sessions at Stoneham during 
the Christmas vacation. To date, due 
to the lack of fee, there have bean only 
two practice sessions. 

State opens the season on Saturday, 
Jan. 4, by meeting Fitchhurg State 
T ea chew ' College on tha College Pond. 

Fitchburg is a new opponent, and as 
this is its first year with an intensive 
schedule, not much is known about the 
caliber of the team. 

The pueksters will then take to the 
road, playing New Hampshire at I )ur- 
hamonJan. 7, and M.I.T. at host on on 
Jan. 10. The nature elements have not 
been very kind to the Durham Mulls, 
for up to the present few practice 
sessions have been held. Five letter- 
men and four former Frosh stars are 
the nucleus that will attempt to retain 
the New England Small College Cham- 
pionship for the second successive year. 
Coach Christansen will build bis team 
about defenseman Al Mitchneer and 
the forward line of Mob Manchester. 
Fred Schipper, and Zygmond Rogers. 
New Hampshire will also benefit In- 
having played Mowdoin on the pre- 
vious Saturday. 

The New Hampshire series is one of 
the oldest' in State hockey history. To 
date the number of victories is about 
the same for each team. However, of 
late State has failed to register a 
victory. Last year's ,{;{ tie score lieinR 
preceded by two losses. 

In M.I.T., however. State is meeting 
an experienced hockey team. The 
Engineers have had practice sessions 
since early in November on the indoor 
■Urface of the Boston Arena. To date 
Coach Owen's team has been defeated 
7-6 by strong Boston University. In 
recent years State has been very suc- 
cessful in its rivalry with the Tcchmen. 
defeating them 2-1 last year, and 1-0 
in 193:1, losing in 1934 by 4-2. 

At this stage it is impossible to fore- 
cast the starting lineup. Al Ingallswill 
probably start at goal, and Captain 
Fred Murphy and Dave Rossiter at 
defense A sophomore will team up 
with Fred Mull and Mill Johnson for the 
starting forward line. A second line 
will be entirely sophomore to be cbosen 
from Adams, Livrakas, Mildram, 
Dinan, C.irr, Collins, and Towle. 

Rossiter Elected 
1936 Grid Captain 

ItM I OOTIt \| | S(||||)|||. 





( )pen 

Mowdoin, there 
Conn. State, here 

H. I. State, hare 

W. P. I., here 
Amherst, here 
Coast Guard, there 
Et P. I., here 
Tufts, there 

Middlebury Here, M.I.T. Away 
Begin New M.S.C. Hoop Season 

Middlebury defeated by Dartmouth 43-40; 
First meeting with M.I.T. in recent years 


A nnou ncements 


The statistics editor of the Index 
board requests that all those not 
having passed in statistics blanks 
Bl yet please do so at once. 

Anyone having any snapshots of 
campus activities, particularly ac- 
tion snaps of games, will kindly 
pass these in to the business mana- 
ger of the Index, or leave them in 
the Index office. 


KiiimI K« -lu ii r sill 

The next rehearsal of the band will 
be beld Thursday, January 2, at 7.30 
in the Memorial Muilding. Prepara- 
tions are to be started for the Hart- 
ford trip in February. It is necessary 
that all members who wish to make 
the trip be present. 

Home Kcoiiouiich Club 

The Home Economics Club will 
sponsor a Twelfth Night party at the 
Homestead on Tuesday, January 7, 
at 7 p.m. 
IiiIiicI.isn Swimming Mo-i 

The interclass swimming meet will 
be held on January 7 and 8 instead 
of Jan. H and 9 as announced. It will 
start at 7:10. All four classes will 
participate. Numerals will In? awarded 
to the winning class team. 

otl I T Haker Wa8 ° f the °P inion that 
Phv ii devel °P 8 sportsmanship and 
ai c °nfidence in men playing the 


With interclass meets to determine 
the school class champions, about forty 
wrestling candidates are practicing 
daily in the Physical Education gymna- 
sium. With the cooperation of Coach 
Larry Mriggs and the Winter Carnival 
committee, the exhibition contests will 
be held as part of the carnival program 
before the Rhode Island and Spring- 
field basketball games, Feb. 6 and 8. 

This year, as formerly, there will be 
eight weight divisions: the 118, 125, 
135, 145, 155, 165, 175, and the un- 
limited weight class. Outstanding arc- 
Minder, a lightweight; Dunker, a light- 
weight, (Jricius. a light-heavy weight, 
and Perkins, a heavyweight. 

With an appropriation from the 
Physical Education department, the 
team has been able to buy new equip- 
ment. Possible unofficial meets will 
be held with Amherst, Springfield, and 
Northfield. If the demand is great 
enough, there might possibly be one 
official meet. 

which modern 


game, two qualities 
society, business and politics are in 
dire need. He concluded by saying 
that although college athletics are 
under attack and that football has been 
said by some to be on the way out, as it 
is run at Massachusetts State, college- 
football will not die. 



Continued from Page 2 
this state, were present to oppose this 
bill. Furthermore, when John Mc- 
Concbie, President of the Senate, 
recently addressed the Essex County 
Alumni of this college, they expressed 
warm support for the students in their 
campaign for an A.M. degree. The 
above- facts show that not only are our 
alumni, for the most part progressive, 
wide awake men and women, but also 
that this coll ege has many more friends 
than it is often given credit for. 

All these things point undeniably to 
the fact that the time has come for the 
granting of the A.M. degree. I be- 
lieve that we have presented most of 
the figures which the president wanted. 
These figures distinctly prove that by 
not granting the A.M. degree this 
college is failing in its duties to the 
people of the state. The only factor 
which we have not discussed is that of 
monetary expense of granting an A.M. 
degree. If this expense is large, we 
believe that additional appropriations 
for this purpose can be obtained from 
the state by the same method as the 
pr op o se d raise in tuition was defeated. 
This letter by no means intends to 
be disrespectful or facetious. The 
author feels that the present adminis- 
tration is sine ere in its efforts to do only 
those- things which are best for the 
college. Consequently the author has 
taken this means of presenting to the 
college facts which might have been 
over looked in previous considerations 
of this move. 


The interclass athletic board an- 
nounces the award of numerals to 
sophomores and freshmen in recog- 
nition of their work in football, cross 
country and soccer as follows: 

FOOTHALL: 1938 Frank Mrox. 
Leon ('one, Hen Hurwitch, manager, 
Mitchell Jackson, Mob Lyons, Walter 
Mitchell, (leorge Niden, O'Mrien, Doug 
Wood. 1939 Alexander Alexion, Wil- 
iam Barrett, Sidney Meek, Donald 
Cowles, Paul Fanning, Leo Fay, Paul 
Ferriter, Philip Geoffrion, Robert 
Class, Ferol Click, Frank Hawthorne, 
William Howe, Albin Irzyk, Thomas 
Kenney, John Kitson, Stephen Kosa- 
kowski, Richard Lee, John Manna, 
Edward Meade, Clifton Morey, John 
Murphy, Robert Murphy, Robert 
Packard, Frank Stanisiewski, Howard 
Staff, Arthur Sullivan, Walter Zaj 
chowski, Stanley Zelazo, and Mana- 
gers Arnold Freedman and Sumner 

Pickard, Lawrence Mixby, Ralph Meed, 
Irvin Reade, Evi Scholz, Charles 
Slater, Frank Stone, and Manager 
Ceorge Brody. 

SOCCER: Joseph Doherty, Stanley 
Podolak, Milton Auerbach, John Park- 
er, Charles Rodda, I^awrence Johnson, 
Robert Cain, Everett Roberts, Donald 
Calo, Thomas Lyman, Edmund Wil- 
cox, Roger Cole, Francis Farren, 
Richard Howler, Richard Powers, 
John Calvin, Douglas Milne, Leonard 
Levin, Martti Suomi, Ernest Schwartz, 
Frederick Coode, Morris Rosenthal, 
Gerhard Wilke, Melvin Wniiman. 
Edmund Keyes, Chester Cove, Ed- 
ward Willard, Ceorge Benjamin, Oer- 
ald Parmenter, William McCowan, 
James Bennas, Frederick Purnell, 
Managers Everett Kruger and Herbert 

These men may obtain their numer- 
als at the supply room of the Physical 
Education building. 


n Mass. State basketball season 
comes lo a head when the Taubeimn 
clash with Middlebury tonight in the 
first encounter of the season in (lie- 
cage at 8 p.m. This game with Middle- 
bury will be followed on Friday by an 
encounter with M.I.T. in Boston. 

Members of the squad have been 
practicing regularly for the last few 
weeks in preparation for Huh first hoop 
contest. Several of the Mass. State 
basket eers will have their first ex- 
perience in varsity basketball tonight. 
Of the nine sophomores on (be squad 
it is certain that some of them will make 
their hoop debut as varsity men to 
night against Middlebury. Of these 
Keilly, Mokina, and Osely seem to be 
the most promising. 

Although the starting line up has not 
yet been ascertained it is highly 
probable that the three lettermen will 
be on the floor for the opening play. It 
is around these lettermen, Captain 
Stewart, Mongiolatti, and Mosely that 
the squad has been built. Stewart and 
Mongiolatti are the likely guards, while 
Mosely will hold down one of the for- 
ward positions. Along with these men 
Coach Taube has been priming the rest 
of the squad for service. 

Czelusnink, another forward, will 
without doubt do "eye" service for the 
Tauhemen in the vicinity of the basket 
tonight and will make his presence felt 
by our O p ponent s . Among the sopho- 
mores Coach Taube has been develop- 
ing Reilly and Mokina into possible 
starting centers. Other sophomores 
who may see service tonight are Put- 
nam, and Osely, Ixith guards. 

Although the Middlebury team has 
fallen in the past before the Taubenieii, 
our opponents will no doubt give the 
Maroon and White team much oppo- 
sition. The Middlebury ten m opened 
its season on Dec. 11 with a tilt with 
Dartmouth College. In this game the 
Middlebury five were edged e>ut of a 
victory in the last few minutes of play 
by a strong Dartmouth quintet. Much 
of the Middlebury scoring in this 43- 
40 defeat was the result of the work of 
Maurie Leete star right guard who was 
responsible for 15 of the teams markers. 
The probable Middlebury team is: 
Hoehm, Ig; Leete, rg; M. Clonan, c; 
F. Clonan, rf; and Martin, If. 

On Friday of this week the Maroon 
and White team goes to Moston where 
('ontinued a n Page <i 


The Insignia Convocation for con- 
ferring football, soccer, and cross 
country awards will take place Jan. 
9, the first Thursday after Christmas 
vacation. The first insignia convo- 
cation was held two years ago, with 
Mr. Schrader of the State Department 
of Education as speaker. Las- year 
the speaker was Dean Machmer. 

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Phi Zeta 

Sunday afternoon I'hi Zeta held a 
Christmas party for its patronesses, 
members, and pledges, (lifts were 
exchanged: each patroness was given a 
small token by the sorority. Mrs. Ruth 
Allen presented the sorority with a 
full-length maple mirror. Mrs. Kmma 
Woodbury, former house-mother, gave 
a vase. Mrs. Melvin Taube, Mrs. Mer- 
rill Mack, Mrs. Marshal (). Lanphe-ar, 
Mrs. Willard Munson, Mrs. Walter 
Ritchie, Mrs. Clifford J. Fawcett, Mrs. 
Robert Hawley, Mrs. Fred W. Hutch 
inson, Miss Mildred Rriggs, Mrs. Km- 
ma Woodbury and Mrs. Ruth Allen 
were guests. 

In the evening a large birthday cake 
was cut in honor of Connie Fortin's 

On Thursday, Nov. 28 a baby daugh- 
ter, Sally, was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Benjamin Davenport Hetts. Mrs. 
Belts is the former Kleanor Townsend 
'33, a charter member of I'hi Zeta. 

Phi Zeta held its pledge formal Sat- 
urday evening at the Lord Jeffery Inn. 
The chaperones were Professor and 
Mrs. Melvin Taube and Mr. and Mrs. 
Merrill Mack. Johnny (Ireen and his 
Music weavers provided the music. 

Alpha lambda Mil 

Monday evening Dec. 16th, Alpha 
Lambda Mu had a supper and Christ- 
mas party for its members. 

A "vie" party was held at the Mem- 
orial Building Saturday, Dec 14th. 
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon P. Helming and 
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Philips were the 

Lambda Delta Mu 

The chaperons at Lambda Delta 
Mu's pledge formal Saturday evening 
were Major and Mrs. Herbert Watkins. 
Guests included President and Mrs. 
Hugh P. Baker, Mrs. Damon, and Mrs. 

The pledges of Lambda Delta Mu 
have elected the following officers: 
Chairman, Dorothy Nichols; Secre- 
tary, Marjorie Harris; Treasurer, Phyl- 
lis MacDonald. 

Lambda Delta Mu held a Christmas 
party Monday evening for its pledges 
and members. 

Five Staff Members 
Speak at Hartford 
Pomology Convention 

Professors F. C Sears, R. A. Van 
Meter, and C. I. (iunness of the teach- 
ing staff, A. I. Bourne of the experi- 
ment station, and W. R. Cole of the 
extension service read papers at the 
fifty-first convention of the American 
I'omological Society and the forty- 
fifth annual meeting of the Connecticut 
I'omological Society in Hartford, Dec. 

Professor Sears, head of the depart- 
ment of pomology, discussed "Intro- 
ducing New Fruits to the Growers." 
In addition he presided at the Fruit 
('.rowers' hanquet at the Hotel Bond on 
Wednesday evening. 

Besides leading a discussion jointly 
on "Recent Developments in Small 
Fruit Culture," Prof. Van Meter, head 
of t he division of hort ieult ure, spoke on 
"The Significance of the Spray Residue 

During the discussion of fruit stor- 
age. Professor C. I. (lunness, head of 
the department of agricultural engin- 
eering, presented a paper on "Refriger- 
ation Fquipment for Apple Storages," 
and I'rof. W. R. Cole, extension specia- 
list in horticultural manufactures, one 
on "The Cold Storage Situation for 
New Fngland Apples." 

Prof. A. I. Bourne, research professor 
in entomology at the Kxperiment, 
station, spoke on "Apple Maggot- 
Coddling, Moth, and Curculio." 

Professor Van Meter, who is a mem- 
ber of the executive committee of the 
American Pomological Society, was on 
the program committee for the con- 
vention. Both Professors Van Meter 
and Sears were on the general commit- 
tee of arrangements for the convention 
and fruit show. 

President Addresses Students 

Sigma Beta Chi 

The patronesses of Sigma Beta Chi 
gave the sorority a lovely parlor clock 
as a Christmas gift. 

A Christmas party was held at Sigma 
Beta Chi Monday night for members 
and pledges. Christmas gifts with 
appropriate verses were given each 
member, and popcorn balls and bags of 
Christmas candy were distributed. 
The party was in charge of Lois Barnes 
'37. The patronesses, who were guests 
at the party, were presented with red 
roses by the sorority. 

The Christmas issue of the Sigma, 
the Sigma Beta Chi alumnae bulletin, 
has been completed under the direction 
of Connie Hall '36, and has been sent 
out to all the alumnae. 

Medieval Rothenberg 

Shown in Silent Film 

Two silent films, depicting scenes of 
the medieval German city of Rothen- 
berg, were presented Sunday evening, 
December 15, in Goessman auditorium 
by the German department. They were 
made available through the courtesy of 
the German Railroads Information 

Besides street scenes and views of 
famous architectural monuments in the 
historic city, reenactments of dramatic 
episodes which took place during the 
"Thirty Years' War" were shown. 
Among the interesting scenes was the 
annual Whitsuntide Festival held in 
commemoration of the saving of the 
city from General Tilly. 

A buffet supper was held for the pled- 
ges of Sigma Beta Chi Sunday night, 
Dec. 8. 

The Sigma Beta Chi pledge formal 
will be held on Jan. 4, at the Women's 
Club in Amherst. Marguerits Ford '35 
social chairman, is in charge. 



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Baker last Thursday as he expressed 
the administration's views on the 
granting of an A.B. degree by the 
college. Dr. Baker emphasized that he 
did not believe that it would be advis- 
able to take action on the project at 

Before commenting on the movement 
for the establishment of an A.B. degree 
at M.S.C., which is being led by the 
Student Senate and the Collegian, Dr. 
Baker pointed out that M.S.C. has 
an atmosphere of science and technol- 
ogy. If there is to be any change in this 
atmosphere, he added, the change must 
come slowly if it is to be satisfactory 
and permanent. "Certain fine quali- 
ties," he felt , "would be injured if the 
change were too rapid." 

Characterizing the Collegian as not 
being "quite fair" in its agitation for 
the A.B. degree, Dr. Baker said the 
paper had made "no effort to investi- 
gate in a careful and scientific way" the 
A.B. degree, and had not talked it over 
with the administration. He felt that a 
barrier was being erected between the 
administration and the students. Urg- 
ing that for the good name of the col- 
lege there should be no crude propagan- 
da, he stated his willingness to always 
welcome the student committee for the 
A.B. degree. 

Dr. Baker introduced six factors 
which, he believed, should be con- 
sidered by those urging the establish- 
ment of an A.B. degree at the college. 

The first was that change is an ever- 
present factor effecting education and 
business. Mentioning the changes that 
had taken place in land grant colleges, 
he went on to point out that studies of 
the needs and opportunities of the 
college were being made in preparation 
for future changes. 

Next, he asked the students to con- 
sider the changes that were necessary 
for the granting of an A.B. degree at 
M .S.C. One-third of the students were 
directly interested in the receipt of an 
A.B. degree, Dr. Baker said, but many 
more would join in the demand for one. 
Although they seemed to feel it was a 
simple matter to grant an A.B. degree, 
he assured them that more than a 
resolution of the Board of Trustees was 

"What effect will the granting of an 
A.B. degree have on the standards of 
work, student body, scientific atmos- 
phere, and cost?" he asked. Concern- 
ing the standards of work, he said, 
"If I was sure we could give the same 
standard, I would be ready to join 

you. But I am fearful of th. 
of granting an A.B. degree U| 
high standards of work." 

Concerning the student bod) |) r 
Baker stated, "I feel that we I 
unusually interes-ting and wm 
student body. I am loath [■ 
changes which would make a < ■(,. .,. m 
the student body." Asserting il ,| l( . 
atmosphere surrounding the ,.|,. R( . 
which was built on scientific and . , } . 
nical work was different from i[„. r 
schools, he mentioned that (Ik 
been some progres-s in develop lt| 
atmosphere that would lead t | l( . 

granting of an A.B. degree. Urgil g i|„ 
student committee to invest Jgaf ||, ( . 
expense of making a change verj 
thoroughly, he told the studem 
change at this time "costs mon than 
you appreciate." 

Turning to the effect the granting 
I of an A.B. degree would have upon sup- 
port from the state and the legislature, 
Dr. Baker stated that the loyal fri< ,„:. 
of the college were the people living in 
rural sections and the alumni. Ai this 
point he introduced a letter from u 
alumnus of the college who did nol ted 
there was any need to competi with 
liberal arts colleges, since there Were 
many in the state, and who urj,>. <i thai 
M.S.C'. should be one college dt-M, i, <| j,, 
agriculture. Admitting that thii *si 
an extreme statement, Dr. Baki r told 
the students that it was "a good mil. 
cation of the repercussion that will 
come" if the A.B. degree is granted 
"As a state-supported institution. |„ 
added, "it seems important that m 
depend upon the good-will of the 
people of the commonwealth." 

"Have we facts enough to he assured 
that the A.B. degree will strengl hen tat 
college, or will it weaken both tin H.S 
and the A.B.?" he asked. Mon <li- 
cussion and investigation was Deeded, 
Dr. Baker suggested, and he recom- 
mended that the committee find out 
how the granting of an A.B. degn i 
fected other institutions. Here Dr. 
Baker told the students that while b 
was not opposed to the A.B. degree, 
and believed it would come in time, be 
did not think that the present was I 
suitable time. 

Finally President Baker asked "All 
there not more important things to bf 
done than granting the A.B. degM 
just now?" He felt that a larger -n.i 
stronger staff of instructors with an 
increase in salaries and smaller RC- 
tions of students and a woman's build- 
ing, a new physics building, renovatki 
of the old library, and the purchase i 
the Dickinson farm, " a good place kt 
an engineering school," should be o » 
sidered by the students before thq 
demanded the creation of an A.M. de- 

Closing with a hope that be had Del 
disappointed the students, Dr. Maker 
urged his audience to continue their 

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History of Bay State Revue 
Presents Study in Ups and Downs 

W..V back in th, dim pages of Bluff" by Otis Ha„sli,k. also % 

„,tiqU!ty, probably even before eross- featured that year's show 

^l.s someone at Mass. "Ag- ft was back to ,h, individual skits 

gil , o,nee,ved the idea o present,,* for the '32 Kevue. with orfginaUty 

MU(i ,n, talent for student showing in only ^ . '> 

„,„„, The idea > apparently was „ Stage," written and directed hv Ben** 
pri , iv fOOd one, for it took only a few l) () l an ^ Was t ,„. ^ ; * 

n, develop what » now the Bay Krunt-and-groan wres.l.n, ,na„h mi K M 

l.'..«iw Hllf ivll'lt U7QO n* I L..1 I L .. ■ •••If,lll 

mentioned as part of that years 


Revue; but what was at that 
tiiin the Student Vaudeville 

|n 1913 the students presented a 
variety <>f the individual skits and 
oiled it I musical comedy. And from 
a || .,, counts it was a huge success; a 
true comedy. 

\' Mil this time, as may be remem- 
bered from various history courses, 
tht tv was a war; and from 1913 to 1921 
th. r. appears to have been a definite 
lull in anything original although 
student talent was presented. 

Hut in 1921 the college apparently 
recovered from the war, and in Febru- 
ary of that year the "first Aggie Revue 
organised on class lines with Faculty 
and two-year acts" was presented. 
Flo /infield, in New York, had 
c hang ed all vaudeville to revue; and 
M.S.C.* always progressive, did like- 

Originality, lost since '13, bobbed up 
again in the person of Stephen Harris 
who wrote "J. Caesar" a mock 
tragedy, and directed it for the '22 
Revue. This was primarily a Fresh- 
nun production. 

This Freshman class seems to have 
ben somewhat unusual, for when the 
192:! Revue rolled around, the sopho- 
Borea presented another original skit 
called, in the manner of George White, 
The Sandals of 1926." The other 
p t T SSS Bt od one-act plays and the 
"marie was supplied by the two- 

Two original skits by the same class 
in at many years must have put the 
dan ahead to shame, or perhaps it 
inspired them; at any rate, the '1M 
Revue featured an oiiginal one-act 

ij by the Seniors entitled "Niggar 

And now comes the high spot of 
u Revues. Harry Fraser and Mary 
Boyd, both members of that creative 
diss. ii(i, wrote the plot, musical 
Korea, and words to "Doris" a musical 
comedy that was remembered on 
campua for the next four or five years. 
A complete chorus, singing and danc- 
ing acta, comedians, and humorous 
skits kept the campus whistling and 
laughing for weeks. 

Kn.m 1926 to 1929, originality 
slumped, and the only outstanding 
feature was a Freshman act coached by 
Maxwell Coldberg, *28, presented in the 
1927 Revue. 

A move that had been in the making 
since 1927 was shown at the '29 Revue; 
and a play dramatized by Arnold Dyer 
-9, from a story by Elsie Singmaster 
called "The Squire" was also presented. 
Agim a revue within a revue was 
produced for the 1930 show. This was 
only a short skit, however, and was 
followed by other one-act plays. 

H>< change in name of the college 
»» the last of the "Aggie Revue," and 
in 19 31 the first Bay State Revue was 
Pjfeented. "The Death of Three- 
•agered Pete" an uproarious playlet 
Written by Norman Myrick '31, and 
WUewhat serious play, "Blind Man's 


Then, in 193.!. an event that is still 
remembered on campus took place 
W. Grant (Chick) Dunham wrote a 
musical comedy called "Kefs Go 
Nutty," and apparently it was well 
named. From all accounts, the well- 
rehearsed chorus, the talented singers, 
the graceful dancers, and the clowning 
comics combined to form one of the 
best student revues ever seen at Mass 

The Revue of 1934 is well remem- 
bered as consisting of individual skits, 
and a revival of "Aggie Men arc- 
Cat bered," the motion picture first 
shown in 1929. 

Again, in IMS, the Revue featured 
individual skits and the Gilbert and 
Sullivan operetta, "Trial by Jury," 
none of which was original. A graph of 
originality at Mass. State would prob- 
ably look like an ocean in the wind. 

And no chance until 1936. 


Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 

How I wonder what you arc 

That *B Why I'm taking Orientation 

Our faculty broke out this week with 
two jokes of a deep purple hue. Take 
them as you will; but please, no 

No. 1. Two sailors were adrift on a 
raft. They had cigarettes but no 
matches, and were longing for a smoke. 
Finally the brighter of the two sug- 
gested that they remove one cigarette 
and throw it away, in order to make , he- 
park of cigarettes lighter. Ohhhhhhhh. 

No. 2. Another prof tells this one 
that concerned himself. He- was re- 
cently walking along the sidewalk of a 
• own somewhere in Massachusetts 
i he assures us that it was not Amherst ). 
Presently a car went by, and in passing 
an oc-rupant shouted to the prof: 

"Say, could you tell me where I he- 
dump is around here?" 

The reply was quick. "Why, man," 
returned the prof, "the whole town is a 

Sorneting of the zest and enthusiasm smith. Ah 
associated with winter college- carnivals changed, 
was pre-se-nted last week in Memorial 
Hall at a gathering under the auspices 
of the Mass. Stale- Outing Club. Men 
prominent in ski and carnival circles, 
among them Mr. Strand Micke-lson. 
spoke of the fine points of skiing. More- 
than 250 students and faculty members 
atte-nded the meeting, the purpose of 
which was to foster and create support 
for the- plans of the coming carnival. 
Films made by Fred Fish were 
presented by I'rof. Crunow (). Oleson 
of the extension service, showing both 
instruction in skiing and scenes from 
carnivals held in other colleges. Be- 
sides Mr. Mickelson, oilier speakers 
were Mr. Payson Newton, president of 
the Springfield Ski Club and graduate 
of the Schnieb Ski School, and Mr. 
Charles Barker, coach of the Amherst 
College ski team. An exhibit of ski 
toggery was shown by the Walsh out- 
fitters of Amherst. 

At present, plans are being pushed 
forward for the nightly illumination of 
the college pond. Music will soon be 
supplied to the skaters there. 

And he who laugh* hardest must be 
flunking the course! 

Ad in the Purdue Exponent: 
WANTED Centle-man to share- 

warm room first of year, 136 Andre-w 
Place. Engage now! Mrs. H. B. Wall- 

Social Dance Class 
Starts After Recess 

Approximately seventy five- students 
have thus far signed up for the social 
dance- classes which are under the 
combined direction of Mrs. Currv S. 
Hicks and the Senate. 

The classes are scheduled to he-gin 
Friday, Jan. 3, and will consist of at 
least eight lessons at a cost of $2.00 for 
the series. This year, two courses are- 
fo he- oHe-reel: a beginning and an ad 
vance-d class The beginners are to l>c 
taught the principles of 
dancing, the fox trot, and wait/; while 
the advanced group will receive in- 
struction in the Westchester, Tango, 
and a modified form of the Pic-colino. 
Mr. Shearer, popular Western Mass- 
achusetts dance instructor who has 
been attending the Arthur Murray 
School of Dancing in New York the 
past Hummer, will teach the classes. 
Mr. Shearer, as it may be recalled, 
taught the popular dance series here- 
last year. 

Mrs. Hicks has urged the students to 
purchase tickets as soon as possible, as 
the classes will probably be limited. 

me! How times have 


Wrappings and Tyings 


Hags, Bracelets and Novelties 

Miss Cutler's Gift Shop 

And a couple of puns from the- same- 

Visitor: ". . . and why do you call 
this the- Fiddle Hote-I?" 

Bell Hop: "It's such a vile- inn." 

"I can't waltz this tine I'm t,,e» 
danced out." 

"Naw! You're not, you're just 
pleasingly plump." 

University of Montana students 

declare thai must farmers pn-fer the ir 

wive-s to be university graduates. It 
seems that they let ex-e-oeds walk 
though the fields and shock the corn, 

One of our psych profs who always 
Itorrows a pene-il from part of his class 
in order to mark the other part absent, 
recently astonishe-d his students by 
showing up with a pencil a bright 
blue affair some seven inches long and 
one inch in diameter. 
— o — 

Ho, hum. We can hardly wait to 
read Kaleidoscope this week. 


A large group of students attended 
vespers Sunday evening to hear Charles 
F. Drown, Dean of the Yale Divinity 
School, who spoke on "A Working 

Philosophy of Life." 

Dean Brown based his sermon on (he- 
old story of the- trip from Jerusalem to 
.Jericho. It will be remembered that 
this trip is made up of three incidents: 
first, that of the- robber who heat and 
bound up a man, leaving him by the 
roadside; aa c o n d, that of the priest and 

levite who saw him, expressed (heir 
pity, and passed on; and thirdly, (bat of 
(he- samarilan who stopped and aided 
the robbed man. 

"These- three men had three distinct 

p hi losop hi es of life/ 1 Dean Brown said 

"The rohber's was a wiekc-d one: 
'What's your is mine.' That of th. 
pries! and levite- was a stingy philos 
ophy Of life: 'What's mine is my own. 
I'll ke-ep it.' The Samaritan's is a 
christian philosophy of life: 'What's 
mine is ours.'" 

Dean Brown we-nt on to say that we 
are- all e»n the- Jericho road with human 
needs spread all along the road, and we 
are free to choose our own philosophy 
of life: the wicked, the stingy, or Un- 

Christmas carols were sung during 
the services, but due to rainy weather, 

By Kenneth Afaaoa 

Senior Bee opt ion 

Btookhridgs ttemhmm held a n-- 

ception for the senior e lass in the Drill 
Hall last Saturday with SSUsic furn- 
ishe-el by the Statesmen. Chape-re»ne-s 
were Mr. and Mrs. Oe-orge- Pusbee, 
Mr. and Mrs. Boss, and Mr. and Mrs. 

linker llc.'iiU ('roMN-Coinilry 

George Baaar, ■ graduate of Brsdav 

tre-e High Sclmol. has been c-le-cted 
captain of f he Stock bridge- eross- 
ce.untry team for BKKi. Baker starred 
this se-ason by ti«-in K for first place in 
almetst every race- with Captain Fred 

Hooks? Candidate* On I 

Hockey candidates have been called 
out with uniforms se he-dule-d to be 
issued Ibis week. Of (he- twenty men 
reported, five are- letternien. Among 
the promising freshmen is Fdwnrd 
Norberg, captain of last y.-ar's un- 
defeated Arlington High School team. 

< lames are being arranged with prep 
and high schools inelueling Springfield, 
Holyoke, and I )eerfield Academy! 
Coaching is to be in th,- hands of Bill 

t o n al liny Mosses <m„„i 

Bar] Johnson represented the Farm 
Bureau of Vermont at the- Connee ticut 
Horticultural Show. II. stopped at 
A.T.c. on the return trip. 

K.K. SliorU 

Howard Corey and Norman Ball 
pledgee! K.K. 

Fre-derie k No., nan S'.ta and William 
P. Ma.-omber 8*85 were- back for the 

Wednesday evening Kolony Klub 
he-Id a Christmas party for its memhe-rs. 

Kolony Klub rendered the services 
at student Vespers last Sund.i\ 

K.K. sends its ChriotaSBS greetings. 

On CsSSlB>SSi 

Hernieana Hopkins was on campus 
last Weekend. 

Well, vacation is on us again. 

John Deacon's Shop 

On the Square 

siioi; kkpaiks 

i/owest Prices in Town 
Also Smokers' Needs 

White* Ski Tors 
Sport M'ear 
f «" State College 
Hen and Women. 

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Jewelry Limns Ski Soils 

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Christmas tre-e for a short earol sing 
after the services e e.uld not be- held this 

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PAUL DIETZ RECITES tenor, pianist appear 
WORKS OF FAMOUS on Tuesday concert 


Presented by the German depart- 
ment of Massachusetts State College 
and the Carl Schurz Memorial Founda- 
tion, Mr. Paul Dietz, a noted German 
actor, gave a program of readings from 
the works of Goethe, and Schiller in the 
Memorial Building Tuesday evening, 
Dec. 17. Mr. Dietz has had a dis- 
tinguished career on both the German 
and the German-American stages, 
having played such significant roles as 
Faust, Wilhel Tell, Herod, and Othello. 

After his successful stage career in 
Germany, Mr. Dietz came to America 
and identified himself with the German 
theater movement in St. Louis, Chicago 
and New York. During the past few 
years, he has been giving all his time to 
recitals for college and university 
groups and literary societies. His 
recitals are entirely from memory and 
are given in many cases in both Knglish 
and German. 

Mr. Hubert Quirk and Mr*. Karl 

Sltiimway Appear at Informal 


Appearing in the second of the 
regular series of Tuesday afternoon 
concerts, held last Tuesday at 4.30 
in the Memorial Building, Mr. Robert 
Quirk, tenor, and Mrs. Earl Shumway, 
pianist, presented a joint program. Mr. 
Quirk the principal of the Amherst 
Junior High School, appears frequently 
in concerts in Amherst, and while 
studying at Columbia last summer won 
first place in a voice contest of two 
hundred other music students. Well- 
known in Amherst musical circles, Mrs. 
Shumway is a teacher of piano and is 
a member of the committee in charge of 
the Community Concert Association. 

The concerts afford an opportunity 
to hear the musical talent, not only of 
the students and faculty of this college, 
but also of Amherst College and the 
community. All who are interested are 
cordially invited to attend. 


A Christmas Bazaar, under the 

| auspices of the Y.W.C.A., was held for 

the first time this year in the Abbey 

Center on Dec. 17 from 1.00 to 7.30 

p.m. The consignments consisted of 

\ stationery, linen, candy and novelties. 

A large number of outsiders, besides 

I many of the girls living in the Abbey, 

did their Christmas shopping at the 

Bazaar. The center was attractively 

arranged, with a Christmas tree at 

one end and an open fire at the other. 

In the center of the room, the goods 

were displayed on tables. 

Phyllis Gleason '37 was chairman of 
the committee in charge which was 
composed of Edith Whitmore '37, 
Katherine Birnie '36, Dorothy Nichols 
'39, Edna Sprague '38, and Phyllis 
MacDonald '39. 

It is expected that the bazaar may 
be held again next year around Christ- 
mas time. 



Continued from Page 2 
without the exclusion of those who 
might prefer to adhere to the classics 
\in our day, the Humanistic or Arts 
(Italics ours.) 

We quote this statement here to 
remind our readers that the develop- 
ment of Arts or Humanistic Studies at 
this College a development that has 
already taken place is nothing extra- 
ordinary to Land-Grant Institutions. 

Futhermore, the development has 
already been recognized in many ways 
at our College. Indeed, according to 
remarks of President Maker, about a 
third of our students are now directly 
concerned with Humanistic Studies. 
In acknowledging this fact. President 
Baker tended to minimize its signifi- 
cance. He seemed to imply that the 
immediate interests of a third of such 
future developments as schools that at 
present have practically no footing 

Again, President Baker feels that 
this third of our students, being a 
minority, has made no impress upon 
the general college atmosphere, which 
he describes as having been for seventy 
years "scientific and technological." 
Numerically, it is true that our present 
Arts or Humanistics students have 
been a minority; but with regard to 
intellect, with regard to social influence, 
no! Consider, for example the follow- 
ing facts: 

Permanent Class President, 1928: 
Jack Quinn, M.A. in English, Colum- 
bia University. 

Permanent Class Vice-President, 
Class of 1928: Ellsworth Barnard, M. 
A. in English, University of Minnesota; 
Ph.D. in English, same institution. 

Permanent Class President, 1929; 
William Robertson, Ph.D. in English, 
Cornell University. 

Spokesman for undergraduates at 
the Inaugural Exercises of the late 
President Thatcher; Jack Quinn, M.A. 
in English, Columbia University. 

Spokesman for the undergraduates 
at the Inaugural Exercises of President 
Baker: Alvan Ryan, whose under- 
graduate field of concentration was 

Spokesman for Seniors, Senior Cha- 
pel, 1934: Alvan Ryan, undergraduate 
field of concentration, same. 

Spokesman for Seniors: Senior Cha- 
pel, 193."), James Gavagan, whose un- 
dergraduate field of concentration was 

President of the pre-ent Senior ('lass: 
John Stewart, whose field of concen- 
tration is modern languages. 

Present Vice-President of Senior 
Class. Leonta Horrigan, Honors stu- 
dent in English. 

It is to he remembered that these 
students were selected by their fellows 
as represent iitives of themselves. Can 
it be concluded from these choices, that 
our undergraduates regard our college 
"atmosphere" as exclusively scientific 

and technological? The influence of 
such students as these and others who 
have majored in Humanistic Studies at 
this College has fostered a cultural 
atmosphere, which, however over- 
shadowed by the scientific atmosphere, 
is none the less definitely established 
and must be fully recognized by the 
Administration, as it has long been 
recognized by the students themselves, 
and by the Faculty. 

These students have created, as it 
were, principles of thought and action 
which are now a vital part of our 
College character. President Baker 
admitted that our College "has already 
made progress in the direction of 
justifying the A.B. degree," by "liberal- 
izing" our work, by affording more 
"cultural opportunities" for our stu- 
dents, by affording them greater 
opportunities for a "well-rounded" 
education. The development of Arts 
studies, then, is an accomplished fact. 
The adoption of the Arts degree is a 
belated but necessary recognition of 
this fact. Why, then, talk of it as a 
future change? 

Other facts, too, it seems to us, were 
overlooked last Thursday morning. 
President Baker voiced his opinion 
that the adoption of the A.B. degree 
would be detrimental to our present 
B.S. degree. Would it not rather 
strengthen the Science degree to re- 
serve it for those of our students who 
have indeed concentrated in the 
sciences; and to cease awarding this 
degree to students who have completed 
one of the courses normally leading to 
the Arts degree? 

As to the quality of this Arts degree, 
it occurs to us that it would not be a 
difficult matter to set up and maintain 
standards which would insure the 
awarding of that degree only to stu- 
dents qualified for it. We are confident 
that some such Committee as that on 
the Course of Study could set up very 
effective standards for the Arts degree. 
Our Committee is going to urge that 
these very safeguards be adopted. We 
are as jealous of the reputation of our 
own College as are the members of the 

Besides, the adoption of the Arts 
degree would in no wise imply a lower- 
ing of the present standard of admis- 
sion into our College, so that it would 
be working with students of the same 
range of qualification as at present. 

Then there are the facts about the 
: immediate costs supposedly necessi- 
tated by the adoption of the Arts 
degree in the near future. First, we 
must notice that President Baker did 
i not offer any details to show that such 
costs would be necessary. He merely 
raised the question. Second, though 
we have not yet completed our study of 
this question, we have tried to get some 
opinions from those who have made 
such a study. Noting that the special 
Faculty Committee for the study of 
our curriculum had assigned to one of 
its members the task of reporting on a 

proposed Division of Humanistic 
Studeies, we have interviewed him, and 
have secured from him the following 

"The results of my study of about 
thirteen representative college and 
university catalogues, confirmed me 
in the conclusions that I had already 
arrived at through my study of the 
courses now offered at the Massa- 
chusetts State College. Namely, 
that of courses, the Massachusetts 
State College could award an Arts 
degree of solid worth to students in 
.some of our present fields of under- 
graduate concentration. I should be 
glad to furnish details to support my 

Finally, there are a few facts that 
must not be over-looked when we talk 
of the effect of the adoption of the 
Arts degree upon our friends outside 
the college, especially our Alumni 
and "agricultural constituents." First, 
what of our Alumni? At the Danvers 
meeting on November 11, John Mc- 
Conchie found that practically all of 
the younger Alumni present and most 
of the older Alumni were in favor of the 
Arts degree. The general attitude, 
shared alike by men directly engaged 
in agriculture and those in other pur- 
suits, was one of surprise that the de- 
gree had not already been adopted 
since courses leading to that degree 
were being offered and taken. At the 
same meeting, Sumner Parker '04, who 
for ten years was Secretary of our 
Associate Alumni, and who is now 
State County Agent Leader in the 
Extension Service, said that he felt the 
advocates of the Arts degree to be 

Last Thursday, President Baker 
read only one letter from one 
Alumnus who objected to the adoption 
of the Arts degree. This Alumnus, 
the President pointed out, was in- 
accurate as to his facts, and very ex- 
treme in his opinions (which, we might 
add, would have been far more pertin- 
ent about fifteen years ago than they 
are now). But what of the Alumni 
who have written in to encourage the 
undergraduates in their efforts and, 
who have assured the undergraduates 
of their active support? What of the 
Board of Directors of the Associate 
Alumni, who have as individuals, twice 
gone on record as favoring the im- 
mediate adoption of the Arts degree?! 
What of the vote recently taken by 
our Chicago Alumni Club in favor of 
the Arts degree? 

Finally, what of the openly expressed 
sentiments in favor of the degree by 
several prominent members of the 
Division of Agriculture at our College. 
Surely they, if anyone, are concerned 
with maintaining the friendship of the 
Agricultural interests of the State? If 
they feel assured that no serious "re- 
percussions" will follow the granting 
of the Arts degree, why need the rest of 
I us worry? 

Indeed, we of the Student Committee 
on the Arts degree wish to take this 
opportunity to thank all of the Alumni 
and the students who have shown us 


Convocation speakers were recent- 
ly announced, as follows: 

January 2. Convocation is in charge 
of the Student Committee on the 
Winter Carnival with reference to the 
program of the Carnival. 

January 9. Insignia Convocation. 
Presentation of all awards. Final 
arrangements for speaker have not 
been made. 

January 16. Frank P. Bennett Jr., 
the editor of the U. S. Investor, whose 
business headquarters are in Boston, 
will speak. 

February 6 and 13. Arrangements 
have not been made. 

February 20. Speaker is to be 
Ralph Taber '16, president of the 
Associate Alumni. 

February 27 and March 5. No 
arrangements have been made. 

March 12. Concert by the College 

March 19. Speaker is to be Joel 
E. Goldthwait '85, prominent ortho- 
pedic surgeon. 

March 26. Charles F. Hurley, State 
Treasurer and Receiver-General of 
the Commonwealth. 


Continued from Page 1 
The individual skits, which are 
traditional in Bay State Reviews, 
occupied the remainder of the first 
half of the program. A guitar and 
violin team consisting of James Lee 
'38 and Howard Parker '36 followed 
the band. Then followed successively 
three tap dancers, Anna LeRose, 
graduate student, Betty Eaton '39, 
and Ray Degraff '39, Miss Helen 
Downing '37 acting as accompanist. 
A musical selection entitled "Melody 
Moods," in which G. Virginia Smith 
'36, Phyllis Nelson '38, Marjorie 
Cain '37, and Muriel Cain '37 par- 
ticipated, followed. 

Between skits there were musical 
interludes by the newly-formed college 
orchestra, "The Statesmen." 

The committee in charge of the 
Review consisted of Edward Law '36, 
Lester Levine '36, and John Mc- 
Conchie '36. 



Continued from Page 3 
they will tackle a powerful Engineer 
team at M.I.T. This is the first time in 
recent years that a State set up will 
meet a Tech cage team. The two teams 
will be evenly matched as far as games 
this season is concerned. The Cam- 
bridge Technicians opened their season 
last night in Boston, so that the States- 
men as well as their engineer opponents 
will each have one game to their credit 
when they meet next Friday. Although 
this is the first season that the Taube- 
men will meet M.I.T. they can count 
on serious opposition. 


Continued from Page 1 

would involve a great deal of add. i ,, Jua | 
cost. Yet he failed to say that it a .^j. 
nor did he show specifically wher h e8e 
new expenses were to be incurr. 

Again, Dr. Baker wondered nhethai 
undesirable changes in the spirit of the 
college would result from the granting 
of an A.B. degree, but he gas.- no 
specific instances of why or whei uc ij 
changes could arise. 

So too, when we come to the ,ther 
questions that the President r.ised. 
He asked if the adoption of the A.B. 
degree would not result in an inferior 
Science degree as well as a weak Arts 
degree. But he did not commit hm,. 
self by stating how these circumM antes 
would arise. 

Finally, he questioned the effect 
of the adoption of the A.B. degree on 
the Alumni and other friends of the 
College. Here he did give one illus. 
tration in the form of a letter from an 
irate alumnus living in the central 
part of the State. Yet this letter waa 
not worthy of too serious considera- 
tion. The President himself admitted 
that it contained at least one obvious 
error of fact. He pointed out that it 
was the letter of a person who adopted 
an extreme view. We might add that 
we more than suspect that an un- 
warranted personal prejudice against 
a certain Humanistic Study was in no 
small measure responsible for the 
attitude expressed in the letter. 

When we take all these facts into 
consideration, we feel that the St (ideal 
A.B. Degree Committee should he 
congratulated. Their work is almost 
done. Now it consists largely in help- 
ing to relieve the President of Ins 
doubts as to the timeliness of the 
adoption of the degree. We feel confi- 
dent that when these doubts are re- 
moved, the doubts of those mi nib. rs 
of the Board of Trustees who still have 
not committed themselves as being in 
favor of the degree will likewise dav 
appear. We believe that the Student 
Committee's first public communica- 
tion contained in this issue of the 
Collegian, should be enough almost to 
satisfy these doubts. 

We especially desire to have the 
President's remaining doubts cleared 
away as soon as possible. We agree 
with those who feel that publicity of 
the student campaign in the general 
press would be unfortunate. And we 
have done our part in preventing the 
development of this unfortunate situa- 
tion. We know that outsiders would 
misinterpret it, and would get the 
wrong idea that our campus was divided 
by hard feelings and factions. 

Yet we are convinced that the longer 
the adoption of the A.B. degree is put 
off, and the more effort the students 
and alumni have to exert to bring about 
the adoption of the degree, the more 
danger is there of undesirable publicity 
of the movement. Far from being un- 
timely, the immediate adoption of the 
A.B. degree is a pressing need. 

gratifying support in our work thus 
far. We wish also to thank other 
friends of the College, the parents of 
our students, and members of the 
Faculty and Administration, and mem- 
bers of the Board of Trustees, for the 
interest and encouragement they have 
given us. 

The Committee 

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Vol. XLVI 



Name of College 
From State to Aggie 

Attempt to Change Pond Memorial Medal 

Awarded to Koenig 
At Insignia Convo. 

No. 13 

Ki-|>. A. I- .loin-*.' Ifananwa Calls 

For Reversion to Old Name 

A hill to change the name of Massa- 
chusetts State College back to Massa- 
chusetts State Agricultural College 
has been filed by Representative 
Archibald L. Jones, for consideration 
during this term of the State legisla- 
ture The name of the college was 
dunged from Agricultural College to e ( 'ollege in 1931 , after considerable 
demand was voiced by students, alumni 
and others to give the institution a 
name that more clearly signified the 
nature of the college. 

Representative Jones is a Republican 
from the seventh Essex District. He is 
I resident of Middleton and represents 
Box ford, Danvers, and Topsfield in 
addition to Middleton. Mr. Jones is a 
member of the committee on towns, 
and is clerk of the committee on water 

Representative Jones represents a 
population of 14,961, of which 5,669 
ire registered voters. 

W. C. Monahan Named 
Trustee of College 

William C. Monahan of Framingham 
OH appointed a trustee of Massachu- 
setts State College to replace Howard 
S. Kussell of Way land whose term 
bfed recently, according to advices 
ived from Boston yesterday after- 
noon. Governor Curley reappointed 
Nathaniel I. Bowditch also of Fram- 
ingham whose term expired this year. 
Both appointments were submitted 
to the council and were confirmed under 
Mi-pension of rules. 

Mr. Kussell is one of the best-known 
agriculturists of the state and besides 
having served as a trustee of M.S.C. 
em prominent in a number of farmers' 

Fifty varsity letters were awarded 
at Insignia convocation this morning 
to members of the football, soccer, 
and cross-country teams. The Allan 
Leon Pond Memorial Medal for gener- 
al excellence in football was awarded 
to Kmil J. Koenig Jr., powerhouse of 
this season's eleven. 

Dr. Edgar Fauver, head of the de- 
partment of physical education al 
Wesleyan, spoke at the exercises. 

Captains and managers for 19,'JH 
fall sports were announced as follows: 
Football captain, David P. Rossi- 
ter; manager, William P. Kewer; 
Soccer captain, Joseph d. Kennedy; 
manager, Richard B. Knowlton; Cross 
country manager, Ira B. Whitney. 

Letters were awarded as follows: 
Football Captain Jack Sturtevant, 
Manager Carleton J. Finkelstein. 
Ralph F. Adams, Klmer H. Allen. 
Randolph C. Barrows. Kmil J. Koenig 
Jr., Fred A. Lehr, Fred J. Murphy, 
Lester C. Peterson, Arnold S. Shulkin, 
Adolph K. Tikofski, Kdwin (i. Bern 
stein, Louis Bongiolotti Jr., (luy M. 
Cray Jr., Wendall K. Lapham, Walter 
B. M on d a y , David R. Kossiter, Myron 
Alpert, Herbert K. Brown, Charles W. 
Collins, Francis J. Rid, Frederick C. 
Riel, Frederick J. Sievers, John W. 

Soccer Captain .James Davidson, 
Manager David Klickstein. Carl F. 
Dunker, Lewis C. Cilhtt, William L. 
Goddard, Donald H. rUeettnun, David 
B. Pcarlmutter, Ralph F. Sweinlx-rger, 
Robert A. Bieher. Raymond F. Con- 
way, Walter J. Rodder, Joaepn ('.. 
Kennedy, Laurence H. Kyle, Robert 
D. Ruz/.cc. Henry V. Conner, Robert 
S. Feinberg, Samuel J. Coluh, Donald 

Cross-country Captain Raymond 
N. Procter. Manager Lee W. Rice Jr., 
Willard P. Gillette, Henry J. Sampson, 
Edgar S. Be'aumont, Melvin Little, 
Mitchell F. Nejame, Osgood L. Vil- 

"Queen of Heaven" 

nj ■ i 


"Episodes ;tnd Compositions in Dance Forms" to be Presented 
by Social Union in Bowker Auditorium Next Monday at 8 p.m. 

State Frosh Have High Mental Average 
According to Report from Washington 

Ski Run Obtained 
For Winter Carnival 

Ma<> State Freshmen have a higher 
■wtal standing than the average 
college freshmen according to Dr. 
y ar r.v N. Glick, head of the psychology 
depart m.-nt. Dr. Glick has charge of 
th *- mental tests given each year to 
■coming classes. These tests are 
•« throughout the country under t he 
lr "ti r, , )f the American Council in 
Education. In a recent dispatch by the 
°uncil trom Washington, it was in- 
thai of returns received from 
n mi colleges before October 31, 
never ge standing was 190. 20,941 
f*tents are included in comparison 
*<m the «-venty-nine colleges. Mass. 
Iimen averaged a total of 
'i - ■ <>r thirtv-two points above 
» average. 


. av ' total above the all-college 

Lj raK " '' ' ,ns tha * of the seventy-nine 
IFrT " ,K,inR '" returns - Statt * 
Iperc fn in ' mental,v above seventy 
ju° ent "< ua l to one percent, and 
' "ty-nine percent. 

iated by the Washington 
I ' 1;,t a comparison between 

-and the averages of the 
more classes showed that 
moral are eleven points 
hmen. This does not in 
however, mean that the 


ir > the above colleges are 


•Periot to their brother 
It was stated that the 

later examinations were less difficult 
than those given to the Sophomores. 

A comparison of the standing of our 
own classes shows that the Sophomores 
amassed a total of 212 points, ten 
points below the Freshman standing. 
This would indicate that the Freshmen 
are keeping pace with the other stu- 
dents in the country so far as raising 
the average above the Sophomores is 
concerned. The Junior and Senior 
classes averaged 184 and 197 points 
respectively, which, if comparison were' 
possible, would indicate that the latter 
are above the average Freshmen, while 
the former are below. Hut. as was 
stated previously, comparison is im- 
possible as different examinations are 
given each year. 

In the Army Alpha examinations 
given each year to the incoming classes, 
the average for the country was 128. 
Using the hardest form of the examina- 
tion possible. Mass. State Freshmen 
amassed a total of 148 points, which 
would indicate that they are far above 
the average Freshmen in ot her colleges. 
Although incoming students some- 
times fail to see the importance of these 
tests, it is true that the administration 
uses a certain amount of comparison to 
determine why students are low in their 
studies. They form one of the deter- 
minants when it is questionable as to 
whether the student is qualified to 
continue the work of the course. 

The Convocation last Thursday was 
the first real evidence of the progress 
being made by the- Winter Carnival 
Committee. The two ski films shown. 
Dartmouth Days and the Richard Tuft 
Shi Trail, with comments by "Corky 
Adams" roused considerable interest 
among the student l>ody in this sport. 

Student committees which have been 
formed are functioning well. The 
Carnival Mall Committee-, composed of 
five members of the junior class and 
five members of the Maroon Key with 
Dave Kossiter as chairman, is going 
ahead rapidly preparing plans for the 
affair. A ski committee- of I.arrv 
Briggs; Norman My rick, an alumnus; 

Phil Layton and Geraldine Bradley has 
bam a p poi nt ed and skiing instruction 
was started Monday afternoon. In 
addition to the competitions there will 
be exhibitions given by a dozen or more- 
figure skaters who arc- hc-ing procured 

by another alumnus, Robert Labarge. 
Plana for tin- co-ed contribution, the 

Fashion Show, arc- nearly complete. 

Not only will State students he 
represented hut, as students from 
Stockbridge have bean invited by the 
committee to participate, then- should 
be many of them entering competition. 

The following tentative program will 
give an idea of what to expect: 
Continued on Page 6 

Lorian P. Jefferson 
Dead After Illness 

Miss Lorian I'. JefferoOtt, a member 
of the M.S.C. (acuity from 1912 until 
last .July whe-n she was re-turned from 
active- research in the- department of 
agricultural economics, dice! in Am- 
herst, December 90, following an ill- 
ness of eevor a l months. 

While at M.S.C., Professor Jefferson 
successively occupied the- positions of 
Continued on Page Ft 

Prof. Rand Opens 
Current Series of 
Lang, and Lit. Talks 

"A Century of Murk Twain" Sub- 
ject of IVanainy Night 

I .«•«•! lire 

The first of the annual series of the 
Language and bit era! ure talks was 
present eel Tuesday evening, when 

rVofmaor Prank Prantioe Rami de- 
livered his talk entitled "A century of 

Mark Twain." Professor Rand pointed 

out that I he eyes of America have I „ 

turned toward the famous American 
humorist in its celebration of the 
centenary of Mary Twain's birth. 
Mark Twain was born on November 18, 
1836 in Missouri. Although almost a 
river rat in his boyhood, he- lived to 
find himself a classic, to receive honor- 
ary doctorates, to be the- guest of the 
royal families of Kurope-, and to see his 
books printed by the thousands 

Professor Rand pointed out that the 
Kuropean critics rated Mark Twain as 
one of the three- or four great men of 
letters of his time, ami eonsidere-d him 
as essentially American. Therefore-. 
Professor Rand said that in his talks 
he would undertake- to find out when-in 
lies t he art ist ic- cpialities of the man and 
wherein lies bis great popularity. 

At this point. Professor Rand stated 
that the man himself was personally 
picture-seine- with his "flowing loeks, 
his unconventional dress, inte-rminahli! 
cigars, his long mornings in bed. He 
was anti-convention, anti-tradition, 
anti -hypocra. v. lbs tour abroad was 

literally that of a A connate id Ytnkm 

m Kmx Arthur's Court, lb- to|,| the 
Germans what he thought of their 
language-, he- told the Italians what 
he though! of (heir painting." 

"It is as a humorist," said Professor 
Rand, "that he holds his position, and 
it is in that light that I propose to 
examine him." As introductory mat- 
ter, Professor Rand pointed out that 
there were- three- humorous strainH 
developed in the New World: (I) I ho 
"shrews, dredl, deliberate characte-r 
who prides himself on his uncouthness" 
of such is the nature of .Jonathan; 
(8) the bae-k woodsman, "robust, BgSm- 
Continued on Page H 

Mr. Williams Reviews Recent Operetta 
Produced by College Musical Clubs 


Krl.l;iy. Jan. 10 
S.00 p.m Alpha Lambda Ntu format, Mens, 
: . m Phi I • III ( lub 

• i [i m. Phi Sigma K.?. 

ing < l.i--. Orii: Hall 
Saturday Jan. II 

• Hall, Dam •• 
Sunday. Jan 12 

Amhe-nt I oil 
Monday. Jan i « 

Angus i. 

Tuesday. Jan 14 

' m II .1! 

Thurtdar. Jan ic 

II Frank 

I) i: of I. '.S. In 

When I went to the- Ray State- Re-vue 
I was in my music al dotage-; the- golden 
age of c o l lage music- was in the past, as 

far aa 1 arm rxineerned. The modern 

generation of students, I thought, may 
play I better brand of football arid 
know more about the scientific method 
than we did in the (food old days; but 
they can't sing. In the not so long ago 
I bemoaned the fact that our 'singer' 
bad graduated, and a little later e e,n 
gratulate-d the- College, sot to voce, on 
the matriculation of another 'singe-r.' 
I had such a had c ase- of Hw good oM- 
days that I wondered bow Mr. Stratton 
bad courage wnowgh to mdertaka 
Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury." 
Thai being the case, you may imagine 
my pleasure at hearing the- operetta. 
Its finish surprised me: the e-ostuming, 
the support of the orchestra, the se-lf- 

noaeeenon of the acting, the light touch 

of the chorus, and the- very evident 
enjoyment with which the- sextet sang 
their take-off on Donizetti's famous 
s-xtet. Hut my re-al gratification came 
in realizing that we have- a group of 
singers who, though untrained for t he- 
most part, eould sing so well and could 
carry the audience- to such an evident 
high level of enjoyment. The number 
of OUT singe-rs' has suddenly grown, and 
I begin to suspe-c t that I here is other 

talent hidden away in the stud.-nt 
body; in other words, I am in the pro- 
Cam of ),'«•( ting an idea, a prill f 
saluatary to any human, even though 

The- musical clubs are to be con- 
gratulate-d on doing their work so well- 
I have eem better Gilbert and Sullivan 
only from professionals. The- e lubn 
wen- wise in not ottompting ■ longer 

piece-; they were thus able- to pe-rfe-ct it. 
The- most surprising part of the per- 
formance tO me was that the soloists 
su, e.-.-deel j„ getting the words across 
tO the- audience-, a diffi, u|| f,. ;lt ,„, 
every amateur singer knows. 

The operetta would have been 
improve-d hy a b,. t t,. r stage- set. This is 
not an important matte-r and can we-II 
be sac r.ficeel to rnore Weighty conee-rns 
Amateur dramatists, with the limited 

time at their disposal, fraqnenUychooae 

tO slight the more mechanic al phases of 
dramatic- produe tio„, and to stress the 

creative and mnntanaum phmm. If 

this was a conscious choice- „ n the part 
Of the mmknl clubs it should be 
approved by all those- members of th,- 
audience who look and listen sym- 
pathetically and who know that the 
way of the amateur is hard. 

•/. /'. Wdliams 


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Statements made in editorials are supported by the Collegian, and 
it is these views that make up the editorial policy of the paper. 
What appears in the Agora columns is not in the same category and 
the paper does not necessarily agree or disagree with the views 
set forth. 

While we do desire to keep this column an uncensored means of 
student expression, we reserve the right to state to contributors 
that cheap, vulgar expressions, evident distortion of facts will 
make their communications ineligible for publication. While we 
will deny this type of communication the privilege of publication 
in the Agora column, we shall, at the same time, state our reasons 
for refusing it and make suggestions to remove the debarring 

Undoubtedly, the communication signed '38 in last week's 
Collegian voiced an extreme view, and did not represent the senti- 
ments of the M.S.C. student body. Several of the expressions 
used were ill-chosen. We regret that by oversight the article 
appeared without the writer being required to revise certain por- 
tions of it. 

But we do wish to emphasize the fact that the views taken by 
'38 are not the views of the Collegian. We welcome communica- 
tions to the paper. W T e will publish those that do not violate the 
few restrictions we have laid down. Articles that are ineligible 
for the column will be returned to the writer with a statement of 
the reasons for not printing them together with suggestions for 
revising the articles. And a letter printed under the Agora column 
should be read by the readers of the Collegian as an individual 
opinion and not as the policy of the paper. 

sions expressed and implied in the letter 
appearing in the December 18 issue of 
the Collegian signed '38. In the first 
place, he fails to see how the fact that 
agricultural courses are offered at the 
Massachusetts State College can in any 
way influence the answer to the ques- 
tion as to whether an A.B. degree 
should or should not be granted for 
certain types of study pursued at this 
College. Nevertheless, the question 
was asked "Is Massachusetts State 
College an instutitution founded for 
the purpose of educating those young 
people who want to be farmers?" Yes, 
that always has been and probably 
always will remain one of its purposes 
though of course not its only purpose. 
'38 states that it is very "disconcerting 
to be labelled for life as a "wheat" and 
adds that it is very "disgusting to 
students of liberal arts to have a "cow 
college" as our back-ground." It is 
the writer's honest conviction that no 
students have ever been shanghaied, 
brought to this campus in chains and 
forced to remain here until they had 
earned enough academic credits to 
merit a pardon. 

Further on in his letter '38 lauds the 
States of Maine and Vermont for the 
opportunities they provide at their 
respective universities. Does '38 
realize that the Universities of Maine 
and Vermont also have schools of 
Agriculture and therefore, according to 
his implied definition, could be called 
"cow college" and that the same is true 
of the Universities of Wisconsin, Ohio, 
Illinois, California and some forty odd 
other State Colleges and Universities. 
So far as the writer is aware, liberal arts 
students at these other State Colleges 
and Universities do not feel that any 
stigma attaches itself to them because 
thy attended an institution that, 
included Agriculture in its curriculum. I 
This feeling of inferiority seems to be 
peculiar to a certain small number of ( 
students who attend our own college 
and the writer is unaware of any valid 
reason for its existence. Certainly 
Agriculture which is still the most im- 
portant, as well as the most intricate 
and scientific business in America, 
needs no special pleading. Many who 
style themselves 100 percent Americans 
take great glee in parroting certain 
statements of George Washington like 
the one referring to "entangling alli- 
ances" in Europe, etc. Do they realize 
that Mr. Washington was himself a 
farmer (as were 90 percent of his 
contemporaries in America) and once 
remarked that "Agriculture is the most 
healthful, the most useful and the most 
noble employment of man"? 

Those who deride the study or 
practice of Agriculture simply portray 
their own narrowness of outlook and 
give specific evidence of the fact that 
they are sadly in need of a liberal, or 
better, a liberalizing education. Just 
why is Agriculture supposed to be an \ 
inferior study or calling? Is it because 
the farmer works with his hands as well 
as his head and that oftentimes the 
former become soiled? Is anyone then : 
who works with his hands to be looked | 
down upon? Such a list would include 
our artists, musicians, surgeons, 
mothers, yes, even our writers, and all 
of them at times have soiled hands too. 
The fact is that most reative work is a 
result of team work performed by hand 
and brain. Or perhaps this implied 
idea of the inferiority of Agriculture 
arises from a belief that there is nothing 
in either the study or practice of 
Agriculture to challenge the best in an 
intelligent member of homo sapiens. 
Such a notion the writer believes could 
be very quickly corrected by the elec- 
tion of a course or two in the Division of 
Agriculture curriculum on the part of 
any such doubter. At any rate if the 
work given in the Division of Agricul- 
ture is to be held up to derision, it 
should, we feel, be done only on the 
basis of first-hand experience with it 
and not vicariously or willy-nilly. 
From the practical standpoint the fact 
that the operation of a modern farm 
entails the successful manipulation of 
innumerable business, economic, agron- 
omic, climntological. entomological, 
bacteriological, physical, chemical. 
engi nee r ing , genetic and nutritional 
Continued on Page 6 

To the Editor of the Collegian: 

I agree with much of the subject 
matter of the communication signed 
'"38" appearing in your December 18th 
issue. I heartily take exception, how- 
ever, to the slurs directed toward 
Amherst and Dartmouth. When, in 
God's name, will our alumni and under- 
graduate bodies outgrow their childish 
antipathy to that, which for lack of a 
better word, we call a cultural educa- 
tion? Here we are, howling for a B.A. 
course, yet in the same breath that 
age-long "Aggie" - bred resentment 
against the white collar pops out. 

One cannot object to the exchange of 
'facetious repartee between our crowd 
and the Amherst boys at a football 
' game, — that's merely good natured 
kidding. But to accuse Amherst and 
Dartmouth of breeding "insipid super- 
ficiality" and "naive sophistication" is 
pusillanimous eyewash. It is to insult 
two magnificent institutions of which 
our country is juttly proud. It indi- 
cates an insidious inferiority complex 
with which we of M.S.C. should not be 
afflicted, but nevertheless are, and 
have been for generations. It makes of 
us laughing stock in the eyes of thinking 

If Amherst and Dartmouth men are 
insipid, superficial and naive, D wight 
Morrow, Lewis Douglas, Calvin Cool- 
idge, Joseph B. Eastman, Eugene Wil- 
son, Ernest M. Hopkins, William 
Woodburn Chase, Charles V. Hazen, 
and Thomas W. Lamont, deserve no 
place in "Who's Who." But I see no 
such names upon our alumni roster, — 
when they appear there, we will 
probably cease our caustic babbling 
against recognized merit. Let us hope 
that never again will the Collegian 
permit the publication of such irres- 
ponsible ranting. 

George Zabriskie. '13 

Events of the Year 


4 7 out of 10 instructors 

approval of reading period 
. 6 Paulo Gruppe Trio at 

| George Leonard '71, captain of 

Ingleside crew, dies. 
10 Rockefeller Foundation grants 

funds for psychology studi 
17 Varsity Club Quartet at Social 


To the Editor of the Collegian: 

In one of the recent issues of the 
Collegian, there appeared in the Agora 
colum an expression of opinion, signed 
by a Junior, concerning the proposed 
American boycott of the Olympics. My 
purpose in answering his communica- 
tion is not to take an opposite stand on 
the boycott, but to correct a funda- j 
mental error which he made in assum- 
ing that the two words: "German" and 
"Hitlerite" may be used synonomously. 
He said, "Our duty now would seem to 
be to give the Hitlerites a sound 
thrashing. . ." "What could be better 
than forcing the bitter dregs of defeat 
down the throats of the Hitlerites?" 
He said that we can thrash them and 
that it "... can be done so effectively 
that we can rub it right under their 
very noses." He spoke of fair play and 
sportsmanship. But is it fair and 
sportsmanlike to use such bitter and 
humiliating language against a truly 
great people who are suffering from a 
political tragedy? 

We should remember that the Hitler 
government did not come to power 
because the people willed it. Hitler 
was never elected to the position of 
Chancellor. He had received but 34 
percent of the German votes at the 
time President Von Hindenburg ap- 
pointed him Chancellor. He has never 
had a popular majority back of him. 
Gerhart Seger, former member of the 
Reichstag, said, "You Americans 
should not judge the German people 
by the policies followed by their pres- 
ent political leaders. It was just a 
peculiar combination of circumstances 
that made it possible for the Nazis 
Party to come to power." 

When asked to express his opinion of 
an American boycott of the Olympics, 
Seger said, "If American athletes refuse 
to go to Berlin, there would be two 
commendable effects: (1) it would 
hurt Hitler's political prestige; (2) such 
action might be taken by other coun- 
tries if you lead the way, which would 
mean that Hitler's war budget would 
not be swelled by the millions that will 
be spent in Germany if the games are 
played there." As to what would be the 
attitude of the German people toward 
such ■ boycott. Seger said. "The Ger- 
! man people do not want Hitler. They 
are at present powerless to help them- 
selves. They will welcome pressure 
against Hitler from the outside." 

Chirr Pineo 


6 Bacteriology building nanu d Mar- 
shall Hall. 

8 John Mulholland at Social 1'iiion. 

21 Dr. Ross appointed physu-s in- 

28 Swimming team wins 4 meets out 
of 6 in first season. 


1 Roister Doisters present Death 
Takes A Holiday. 

2 M.S.C. beats Tufts 33-23 to end 
season with 6 wins and 6 losses. 

7 70 seniors on Dean's List. 

15 Track team wins 4 meets out of 7. 

27 Cornelia Otis Skinner at Social 

28 Charles Eshbach first sophomore 
to head Collegian staff. 


13 800 students from 17 colleges at 
Student Scientific Conference. 


17 Enoch Light plays at Interfratern- 

ity Ball. 
19 Band makes first appearance in 

new uniforms at Sunday concert. 
23 Class of 1935 presents college with 

painting, "From a New Kngland 



7 Roister Doisters present "On 

Corpus Christi Day." 
7 Retirement of Col. Romeyn and 
Captain Hughes announced. 

10 James M. Curley speaks at com- 

10 Mai Hallet plays at Soph-Senior 

10 John Ostrander, professor of 
mathematics, retires. 


2tt 1045 students register to set new 

20 8 additions to teaching staff 



3 163 students pledge fraternities. 
7 Allardyce Nicoll speaks on ' 'Poetic 

Drama in the Modern Theater 
12 441 Dads, new high, see M.S.C. 

win in football, soccer, and track. 
12 First student horse show. 
17 Only 1 in 10 derive living from 

agriculture in Massachusetts, Dr. 

Adrian H. Lindsey finds. 
31 Gift of Botanical collection from 

Harvard announced. 

1 Mike Fenton retires after 43 years 

with the college. 
3 14,486 attend Hort Show and set 

new record. 
7 Goodell Library dedicated. 
7 Student Senate appoints A.B. 

degree committee. 

14 John Stewart president of class of 
1936 for fourth year. 

15 Robert Frost at Social Union. 
21 Kappa Sigma retires interfratem- 

ity cup. . 

21 Doria and Malaby at music 

21 Portrait of William Bowker pr^ 

sented to college. 
23 M.S.C. beats Tufts 19-1 '• for ft* 

win over team in ten y ** ^ 
26 Death of Ex-president Butter** 

announced in Collegian extl* 

December . . 

6 Jitney Players in The Rfc* w 

Ethel Barrymore Colt. 
6 40 coeds pledged to wron* 1 *. 
6 Fred W. Morse, research prot 

in chemistry retires. . ^ 

12 President Baker approve* w 
degree; eventually, hot 

13 "Trial by Jury" featuc B*J 

17 Paul Dietz in German 

18 Economics transferred r 

of Social Science. # 

. r v 

Hockeymen Face Heavy Schedule; 
Pucksters Trail Wildcats 3 to 

1 State varsity hockey team will 
con t ,-iue on the road to play a series of 
tnr , , | ames within five days. The first 
a&nv ' s to De played tomorrow at 
goaton with M.I.T. 

Or. paper the Engineers record to 
j a t, ia none too impressive. Of four 
gaim - played the Technicians have 
t f, r ,. times met defeat. The Tech 
pucbters after losing to Boston Uni- 
Vl . r .. •■, 7-6 were smothered by Harvard, 
l_>n The Crimson and Grey acquired 
their first taste of victory last Friday 
ky defeating Northeastern, 7-4. 

In M.I.T., however, State is meeting 
an . \perienced hockey team, for the 
Engineers have had practice sessions 
since early November on the indoor 
surt..>»' <>f the Boston Arena. Partic- 
ularly outstanding in the Northeastern 
victory were Herb Goodwin, a defense- 
man, and Dick Muther, a right winger. 
Hal Acker, left forward, with three 
goals to his credit, was the high scorer. 

The Kngineers will probably line up 
in the following manner for the game: 
Acker, left forward; Stiles, center; 
Mulher, right forward; Parker, left 
defense; Goodwin, right defense; and 
Vm latten-Steiger, goalee. In recent 
vtars State has been very successful 
in its rivalry with the Techmen, de- 
feating them 2-1 last year, and 1-0 in 
'33. losing in '34 by the score of 4-2. 

On Saturday State travels to Middle- 
bury, Vermont, to meet the local college 
sextet. Middlebury is a new opponent 
on the State schedule. In the last 
previous meeting between the two 
schools, the Maroon and White won 
1-1. Little news has been heard of the 
Vermont hockeymen, but if this years 
team measures up to past standards 
the Green Mountain boys will exhibit 
reel skill. 

On Tuesday next, Hamilton College 
will provide the opposition at Clinton, 
New York. The Hamilton Sextet is an 
kjBjrefariaa of veterans who lost but 
two of their nine games last season. 
The last State victory over Hamilton 
1-2, wis registered in 1933. State was 
defeated last year 2-1, and the year 
previous, 2-0 

The outcome of these games is 
highly problamatical. There are but 
three veterans on the State team that 
has a difficult road grind within a short 
space of time. The defense of Capt. 
Murphy and Rossiter is goal proof. 
However, Fred Bull is the only veteran 
forward. The success of the team de- 
pends hy and large on the work of such 
sophomores as Adams, Levrakas, 
Mildram. Dinan, Towle, and Johnson. 

Lack „f |» r ,iotice HnmporH Team 

Lack of necessary practice told as 
the State varsity hockey was blanked, 
3-0, Tuesday night by the University 
of New Hampshire at Durham. A fine- 
defense with Capt. Fred Murphy and 
Al Ingalls the individual stars, was 
more than offset by a ragged offense. 
Not until the third period did State 
exhibit any scoring power. 

Coach Ball started the game with a 
forward line consisting of Bull, Mil- 
dram and Levrakas. Rossiter and 
Murphy were at defense, and Ingalls 
was in goal. The Wildcats started with 
a bang, for after 1.4 minutes of play 
R. Martin eluded the State defense to 
score the initial goal. 

New Hampshire took advantage of 
State's short handedness midway in 
the second period to score two markers 
in rapid succession. With Adams and 
Diann off the ice, R. Martin and Man- 
chester tallied within two minutes of 
each other to end the scoring of the 

In the third period State exhibited 
some flashes of real hockey. However, 
their efforts were in vain, the game 
closing with State barraging the Wild- 
cat goal. Outstanding for New Hamp- 
shire was R. Martin, while Al Ingalls 
and Capt Fred Murphy starred for 



Friday. Jan. 10 
7 'in p.m. l-i Inten la« Basketball tourney 

Hooey, M s.< .n M.I.T. 
Saturday, Jan. II 

BaiketbaJt. M.S < vi WltHami .it M S < 

Swimming. M.S.* at WV-lry.ui 
I ufxl.iv. Jan. 14 

Hoi kr>. \1 S.< at Hamilton 


At the recent session of the Mathe- 
matics Club, Robert Minzner '37 
gave an historical account of the 
progress made during the centuries in 
attempting to find the numerical 
value of pi, one of three famous 
problems of antiquity. 

Mr. H. D. Bon telle then gave a 
clear summary of the proposed duo- 
decimal system of notation. 

The next meeting of the club will 
be held on Wednesday, January 15. 

The beginning of a new sports 
season at a college always brings up 
the selfsame question to which, at 
this college, there is always the self- 
same answer. The question is, of 
course, "How shall the students sup- 
port the team?" And the answer is, 
"As the M.S.C. student body usually 
does cleanly and enthusiastically." 

The reason we are bringing this 
point up at the outset of the basket- 
ball season is not that we expect our 
home contests to be a riot of booing 
and uncouth criticism, but that we 
know that there will be some few in 
the audience who will make themselves 
conspicuous with audible "bleacher 
dope." These people should realize 
that there are a few conditions at this 
college which make taboo anything 
but a favorable outlook on the contest 
no matter which way it turns. 

In the first place when a team 
wearing the Statesman uniform is on 
the floor, we know that at least one 
side of the contest is not being played 
by semi-professional athletes. Players 
are not subsidized at M.S.C; they 
play the game for what they get out 
of it. They are not to be unduly 
criticized for they are the best play- 
ers the student body can provide 
under existing conditions. 

Next there are the opponents. 
Whatever sort of sportsmen other 
schools send to play on our court, 
they are our guests. If there is any 
question to be made concerning the 
college's attitude toward representa- 
tives of another college, the athletic 
department is responsible for the 
attitude and they will take steps as 
they have in the past to remove un- 
sportsmanlike teams from competition 
with us. 

lastly there are the officials. They, 
more than anyone else at a game, 
bear the brunt of an abusive audience. 
But they are not entirely to blame. 
Basketball is one of the hardest games 
to referee and mistakes are most 
easily seen by the audience, bocaejM 
seats are so near the players. If the 
referee performs in a manner not 
befitting his position, again the athletic 
department and not the students 
straighten things out. 

So bear this in mind. The team will 
play much better if they know the 
students are not booing either them, 
the other team or officials. The team 
will play better than ever if they hear 
cheering and plenty of it for both 


Joe Rogers Interviewed 
On How to Score Diving 

30 Lorian P. Jefferson, 
fessor, dies. 

An interview one afternoon with Joe 
Roger*, swimming coach, revealed a 
wealth of pool and swimming facts not 
commonly known or appreciated on 
campus Seated informally in his small 
office a, ir the pool, he explained to 
your Collegimn correspondent the 
intncHn, .„ c f pool construction, and 
'"<• nethod used in scoring and con- 
ducting diving meets. 

Not inly is the volume of water 

** d m a pool important," said Joe, 

out the depth of the water is also of 

import.,,, e." The difference between 

■ slow pool lies in several 

If the pool is shaUow the 

Wat,,r '- [ t to shift during a meet and 

«• L per the swimmers. When 

"Wed about the trough along the 

swimming coach explained 

The use of a trough is to 

with" " V WaVes from interferim J 
Icvital natator 3- The waves in- 

armed by the swimmers hits 

a ti- r U nd ° an n0t rebound - Thus 

Pool " B ' n ° ne direction finds the 

■To K. ' waves on Ws way back. 

leW " ive the water 8hould ^ 
I trouV ' larter of an incn above the 

r " 1, Joe asserted, is a good 

C ' r <*Pect8 and is therefore a 

varie? * h<? depth of the State P 00 ' 
L 9- " 4 feet on the shallow end 

fee. i° ! on tne dee P end - I* is 75 
"**l -id 30 feet wide. 

Speaking about diving, Joe firs* 
explained the varied types. There are 
five major groups each containing 
several variation. The first two groups 
contain forward and backward dives, 
the next two contain gainer and cut 
away dives. Tne gainer dive is exe- 
cuted with the body facing the water 
and diving backwards. The cut away 
dive is the opposite of this. Your 
body faces the spring board and you 
dive forwards. Last are the twist dives. 
In a meet each contestant must execute 
the first dive in each of these groups 
and thereafter must execute five 
optional dives, one selected from 
each group. 

"No less than 36 types of dives 
appear in the 1936 swimming guide,"' 
Joe said. For each of these a diving 
contestant receives a score based on 
the quality of his performance, and on 
the degree of difficulty of the dive he 
executes. This makes the task of 
scoring a meet extremely confusing to 
the unitiated, and the duty of a judge 
rather complicated. 

Judging on a basis of ten the judges 
must take into consideration several 
things. All phases of the dive must be 
taken into account. The starting po- 
sition of the diver, his run, his attitude, 
confident or otherwise, his take-off", his 
passage through the air, and of course 
the height he attains must be giaded. 


For the curtain raiser of their season, 
the Mass. State swimming team travels 
to Middletown next Saturday to 
encounter a confident Wesleyan team. 
This meet will be the first of six 
scheduled this winter. 

The State team, swimming against 
highly touted Wesleyan, will no doubt 
feel the loss of Welcker and Tirrell, two 
of last year's lettermen lost by gradua- 
tion. The final set-up of natators that 
will represent M.S.C. has not as yet 
been determined by Coach Joe Rogers. 
Among the men who will probably 
make the trip are Captain Lothrop, 
Pratt, Cutter, Hodder, Fisher, Thurlow 
Rounds, Thorndike and Rozwenc. 

Coach Rogers has been training 
his men for the past few weeks, but 
hampered by a lack of material the 
mermen can not be confident about the 
meet Saturday. The present edition of 
the swim men will meet a fast and 
powerful Wesleyan team Saturday. 
The team will swim against practically 
the same Wes team that took stock 
of the Statesmen 52-25 last year. The 
Middletown team is composed almost 
entirely of former prep school stars and 
amateur title holders. It will include 
Siegle and Tanner, distance men, Deg- 
nan, Walsh, and Norton, breast stroke, 
Baird and Blizard in the freestyle, Pull- 
man in the back-stroke, and Broher 
and Jones divers. 

Events will be in the usual order as 
follows: 300 yd medley relay, 220 yd. 
free style, 50 yd free style dive, 440 yd. 
free style, 150 yd. backstroke, 200 yd. 
breast stroke, 100 yd. free style, and 
400 yd. free style relay. 

The Williams-State basketball game 
slated for Saturday night at 8 p.m. in 
the cage will find a revised Taube 
edition on the court. Several changes 
have been made in the team line-up. 
since the games with Middlebury and 
M.I.T. a few weeks ago which seem to 
have put some "go" into the squad. 

Johnny Stewart has again been 
shifted in the team. Stewart, who filled 
the forward position last year, and has 
played guard this season is now ex- 
pected to start at center on Saturday. 
It is probable that Johnny has now 
found his place in this year's quintet 
and will continue in the jump position. 
Stewart was high scorer in the M.I.T. 
game when he accounted for 10 points. 
"Lefty" Barr whose showing in the 
M.I.T. game and whose work so far 
this season have earned him his place 
as first string forward is another prob- 
able starter against Williams. "Lefty" 
was second highest scorer in the M.I.T. 
in Boston during the Christmas recess 
when he accounted for eight State 
points in the first ten minutes of play. 
There has been no great change in the 
rest of the team. McNally and Rielly, 
who have been filling in as centers will 
possibly see service against Williams 
Saturday night also. Cuard honors 
against the Purple will probably be 
divided among Czelusniak, Putnam, 
and Sievers all of whom have been 
filling that position. Moseleyand Barr 
will undoubtedly take care of the 
forward stations on the floor, with 
Alpert on reserve. 

But the new Taube development will 
need all the fight it has when it meets 
William's "36 quintet. This season's 
five notably a strong one will be essen- 
tially the same as the one the Taube- 
men met last year. Sheehan, Stanley, 
Holmes, and Salsich are back playing 
for Coach Caldwell as they have never 
played before. In two games that the 
Purple have played already against 
Rensselear and Princeton, Sheehan, 
the boy from Holyoke, has been high 
scorer ringing up a total of sixteen 
points in each game, with Stanley and 
Holmes rating right behind him. 

Last year in their curtain raiser the 
Taubemen outneted Williams in the 
last minute of play when Davis' 
basket for the State team clinched a 
26-24 victory. In this game getting 
off with a slow start, the Taubemen 
finally broke into the win column late 
in the first period when "Lefty" Barr 
opened the season's scoring with three 
points. After that the Statesmen 
advanced slowly to their hard earned 
26-24 victory. 

Lose to Middlebury and M.I.T. 

The present Mass. State hoop se.tson 
got under way with the Sl.iiesinen 
dropping their first two contests to the 
more experienced quintets from Mid- 
dlebury and M.I.T. Middlebury de- 
feated M.S.C. ,U)-17 Dec. \H in ■ home 
contest which plainly showed that the 
Stati sinen composed mostly of sopho- 
mores and inexperienced juniors had 
not worked themselves into i playing 
unit. The M.I.T. game, played fwo 
days later in the Tech Hanger gym 
found the Taubemen functioning more 
smoothly and more on the alerl as they 
completely outclassed the engineers for 
the first half, then losing l»y one point 
as ('apt. Billy Garth of M.I.T. got into 
m !ion and scored nine points. 

Middlebury 's team was composed 
mostly of vetcinns mid came to M.S.C. 
with two games already plaved. At 
no time during the contest did I be 
situation turn in State's l.tvor as 
Hoaha and Leete pushed the majority 
of their teams baskets through the 
hoop. Mosekely led the Statesmen's 
scoring eight points. 

The M.I.T. game, during the first 
half of which State showed excellent 
form saw Barr beginning the scoring 
early and scoring eight points during 
the first half of the contest. Sl;ile was 
leading 25-12 as the half ended. The 
second half, however, saw the engineers 
working hard to overcome the lead, 
finally tying the score at 29 all as 
lappet t tossed a back-bander running 
away from the basket. Stewart, who 
led the Statesmen's scoring sank a foul 
shot with only a minute and a half to 
go. Carth, however, made a brilliant 
dash down the floor to capture t In- 
winning basket mid the game ended 
as Moseley's foul try just hit the rim 
and bounced to a Tech man. 

And then there's the senior who 
strode uptown to nit in at a group 
picture for the Index. He chose | 
front seat that would show him off to 
good advantage, hitched up his trous 
ers, sat down, and watched the birdy 
blink at him. The neg ;i lives c, ( me back. 
In the front was the senior, his sox 
bearing in conspicuous letters: M.S.C. 
Moral: men of letters should either 
take a back seal or use more discretion 
in the wearing of "physi-ed" sox. 

Joseph F. Whitney '17, has joined 
the Resettlement Administration and 
is senior landscape architect on a 
large project at Cincinnati, Ohio 


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League Sanctions 

Outstanding Event 

The decision of fifty-three nutioriH of 
the world to make sanctions against 
Italy ranks as the outstanding his- 
torical event of the past year in the 
opinion of Harold W. Cary, history 
instructor. The fact that this is the 
first time a large number of nations not 
at war have cooperated in an attempt 
to prevent war makes this a very im- 
portant step in world peace move- 

On Novemher 18, 1935 the sanctions, 
which included embargos on food, 
clothing, fuel, and especially war sup- 
plies, went into effect against Italy. 
Fifty nations of the world including the 
United States, Kngland, France, Rus- 
sia, and Spain agreed to the provisions 
of these sanctions which were largely 
the work of the League of Nations. 

In this country the event has a great 
historical significance because it is the 
first time that the United States has 
changed her neutrality policy which 
she declared in the days of George 
Washington. The United States broke 
a policy that is one hundred and forty 
years old when it was agreed to co- 
operate with the League of Nations by 
putting an embargo on war supplies to 
belligerent nations. 

Greenskeeping Course 
Only One in Country 

With an enrollment of students 
drawn from such scattered parts as 
Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa, the 
short course in Greenkeeping got under 
way last Monday. In addition to this, 
the course in Dairy Bacteriology, began 
at the same time, Poultry Raising, 
already in operation, and the five day 
Dairy Courses, which will start Jan. 20, 
complete for the present the program of 
the Winter School. 

The ten weeks course offered in 
Green keeping is absolutely unique, 
being the only complete course of its 
kind in the United States. This year 
it contains twenty-one students from 
New York, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, 
Nebraska, Ohio, Maine, Ontario, Cuba, 
and Massachusetts. Previously, a 
student from the Panama Canal Zone 
has been enrolled in the course, and at 
another time one from Banff, Canada. 
Professor Lawrence S. Dickinson is 
responsible for the organization of the 
work and its reputation, being himself 
a nation-wide authority on the diseases 
of grass, and the care and maintenance 
of greens. 

From twenty to twenty-five students 
are enrolled in each of the Four dairy 
courses, which are arranged consecu 
tively, so that one person may take 
work in each in turn. The Practical 
and Scientific Course in Poultry Rais- 
ing has been canceled this year, since 
not enough applications were received. 


Departing from its custom of the 
last three years, the Patterson Players, 
faculty dramatic organization, will 
present a three-act play during the 
second semester instead of a series of 
one-act plays. Selection of the play 
will be made by the middle of February. 

This year the Patterson Players 
opened their season with the presenta- 
tion of William Butler Yeats' Hour 
Class at the Jones Library on Dec. 22. 
The cast included Charles F. Fraker, 
Wise Man; Guy V. Glatfelter, Fool; 
Mrs. Vernon Helming, Angel; Mrs. 
Herbert Warfel, Wife; Dr. Ernest 
Radcliffe, William Holdsworth, and 
Stowell C. Coding, Students; Anne 
Warfel and Katherine Williams, Chil- 

Activities of the organization are 
being directed by Charles F. Fraker, 
president; Mrs. Radcliffe, secretary 
and treasurer; Mrs. Van Rokel, social 
chairman; G. V. Glatfelter, advisory 

Poem of the Month 

A R T 


When the day 

Is softly gray, 

And the sky 

Peeps, then closes up its blue, 

Smiles and sulks as mortals do, 

You and I 

Would be moved to speak the 

That it offers what it ought. 

You would say, 

"What a day!" 

Soft the light! 

Mist is kind when one must paint, 

Changing human fact to saint." 

You are right. 

Where on earth is found the place 

With a Giaconda's face. 

And I say 

Such a day 

Is made for art. 

There a perfect seeming tree 

Full in blossom I can see. 

Do not start; 

What of barren branches there? 

Now the mist will make it fair, 


Author: Sandra Gulben '37 
Judge: Walter E. Prince 

Manuscripts for the next contest must 

be in Professor Rand's office on or 

before January 1 . 

Charles R. Hebert '34 has been 
transferred to Willard Brook State 
Forest, West Townsend, Mass., where 
he is landscape foreman. 

Phil Robinson '21 is landscape de- 
signer with the New York City Park 
Department. He still maintains his 
residence at Great Neck, L. I. 

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Prof. Harlow Heard 
At Sunday Vespers 

"The world needs men who will stand 
up for the unpopular cause." 

Thus spoke Prof. S. Ralph Harlow of 
Smith College in an impressive en- 
treaty for individual courage and 
individual thinking, uttered at the 
Vespers service of January 5. Prof. 
Harlow's theme was "Courage for the 
New Year," and was enthusiastically 
received by his audience. 

"More people commit suicide on 
New Year's day than on any other day 
during the year," said Prof. Harlow. 
"They lack the courage to face the 
problems of the incoming year." 

"There have been many examples of 
courage in the world, but many of them 
have been feats of physical courage not 
motivated by any high qualities of 
intellectual conviction (after all, there 
is no substitute for intelligence). The 
mass courage exhibited by men in 
battle formation can not be cited as an 
example of true courage, for the men 
are herded together, often filled up with 
brandy, and sent into the fray knowing 
that the danger of being shot down by 
enemy bullets is less than that of 
being shot down by their own officers if 
they should turn back." 

Prof. Harlow asked for a renewal of 
that individual courage displayed by 
the Biblical Queen Esther in her 
courageous plea for the rights of her 
people. He stated that present con- 
ditions in the world are so despised by 
Harry Emerson Fosdick that Mr. 
Fosdick says he would be ashamed to 
align himself with the majority of 

"According to many educators of 
today, the worst thing that can happen 
in the classroom is for students to do 
individual thinking. Teachers want a 
word-for-word return of their spoon- 
fed instruction. The world needs men 
who will stand up for the unpopular 

Prof. Harlow went on to say that 
Greece was betrayed after the war by 
England, France, and the United 
States who had Greece put into Asia 
Minor, a result of chicanery "to 
make the world safe for hypocrisy." 

He told of how his own sister, a 
teaching missionary in Greece during 
the World War, rescued about fifteen 
Greek and Armenian college students. 
She succeeded in placing them aboard 
an American warship by telling the 
authorities that the youths were her 
sons. She later secured scholarships 
in American colleges for the students, 
and went to the extreme of inter- 
viewing the President of the United 
States and government immigration 
officials in Congress, beseeching them 
to enable the Greek and Armenian 
students to remain in this country. 
The students have distinguished them- 
selves as scholars in American, — one 
came to Mass. State and was elected to 
the Phi Kappa Phi honorary society. 

Prof. Harlow cited this incident as an 
example of courage. He concluded: 

"We must have more faith in the 
spiritual forces that underlie life. We 
must find a way out." 

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assistant professor of social science, 
acting head of the department of 
agricultural economics and assistant 
research professor of agricultural 

Professor Jefferson was born at 
Necedah, Wisconsin, in 1871. She 
was graduated from Lawrence College 
in Wisconsin, and received an M.A. 
from the University of Wisconsin. 
From 1894 to 1906 Professor Jefferson 
taught in Wisconsin, and in 1907-1908 
did research for the Carnegie Institute. 
She did research for the American 
Bureau of Industrial Research from 
1909 to 1911, and for the Wisconsin 
state board of public affairs in 1912-13. 

She was a membei of the Agricultural 
History society, Foreign Policy associa- 
tion, American Economic association, 
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and 
was the author of numerous technical 

President Baker said of Professor 
Jefferson, "Miss Jefferson gave 23 years 
of valuable service to the teaching and 
research programs of the college. Dur- 
ing her long association with our staff 
and students she made many intimate 
and sincere friends who today deeply 
mourn the end of that friendship." 

Dr. Alexander E. Cance, head of the 
department of agricultural economics, 
paid tribute to Prof. Jefferson as fol- 
lows: "Miss Lorian Jefferson was a 
woman of education and refinement, 
sure of herself in all circumstances 
and equally sure of her convictions. 
She made a fine impression on her as- 
sociates who held her in the highest 
respect both as a woman and as an 

"Her experience as a student of eco- 
nomics was varied and of broad 
scope. She engaged in research in 
economic history and taxation, visit- 
ing in the course of her studies his- 
torical libraries in every section of 
the United States. She was especially 
proficient in editorial work. 

"She was ever mindful of the women 
students of the college and always 
alert to increase their privileges and 
to enlarge their curriculum and their 
facilities. She was ever ready to 
champion their cause, and to insist 
upon their consideration in any plans 
for expansion or reorganization. She 
was a fine, staunch friend and con- 
fident of many a struggling student. 
More than one must thank 'Miss J.' 
for setting them on the right path. 
She will be greatly missed by a host 
of friends connected with the college, 
but by none more than by the students 
whom she befriended." 

The funeral of Miss Jefferson was 
held in Amherst on January 1. Burial 
was in Flint, Michigan. 

Sigma Beta Clii 

On Saturday, Jan. 4, Signi;. Beta 
Chi held its annual Pledge Formal at 
the Woman's Club in Amherst i| le 
Music Weavers furnished the m Usi , 
for the dance which lasted from 8 to 
12. Refreshments were served u j n . 
termission. The chaperons were I). 
and Mrs. Radcliffe, Mr. ami M N 
Smart, Mrs. Broughton, and \j |s . 

On Thursday, Feb. 6, as one of the 
first features of the Winter Carnival 
Sigma Beta Chi will hold a Fashion 
Show, modelling clothes exhibited by 
Filene's of Boston and Saks of New 
York. Filene's will exhibit cruising 
clothes and evening clothes, while 
Saks will feature winter sports outfits 
The style show will be open to Smith 
and Mt. Holyoke colleges. 

Phi Zefta 

Phi Zeta sorority held a "vie" 
part at its house Saturday evening, 
Jan. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Chadwick 
and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Davis were 
the chaperons. 

Mrs. Alan Chadwick has accepted 
the invitation of Phi Zeta to become 
one of its patronesses. 

Alpha Lambda Mil 

Sunday night, the faculty adviser- 
of Alpha Lambda Mu entertained the 
members and pledges at Ghck-Havea 

I ..-■■■• Ixl.-i Delta Mil 

Shelagh Crowley and Phyllis Mac- 
Donald, pledges of Lambda Delta 
Mu, are in the hospital with appen. 


January 14 

Press Club 
Sigma Beta Chi 
Lambda Delta Mu 
Phi Zeta 

Alpha Lambda Mu 
Sigma Iota 
Women's Glee Club 
Men's Glee Club 
Band (In uniform) 

January 15 

Honor Council 


Women's Debating Team 

Men's Debating Team 

Roister Doisters 

Outing Club 

Maroon Key 

United Religious Council 

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Informal Committee 

Junior Prom Committee 

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ART COLLECTION IN Social Dance Class 


present collect ion of pictures on 

nion in the Memorial Building is 

lined to give a comprehensive view 

,, : nits and piint-making. The work 

,,, i -landing artists has been secured 

exhibit, which includes etchings, 

d r> points, lithographs, wood cuts, 

petal engravings, linoleum blocks, and 


The subjects vary from finely-drawn 
eidmiK's such as "Rampart Antibes," 
b\ Andre Amith, to vividly-colored 
Mock prints such as "Austerity" by 
j.' r ,iii< es M. Gearhart. In the case of 
Elisabeth Norton's block print "Milley 
and her Colt," the blocks as well as the 
printa made from them are shown, 
indit iting the use of three blocks, blue 
chestnut, and black, to produce a 
gushed design of four colors. Among 
the lithographs, two stages of "Mead's 
Wall" by A. Hugh Fisher are included. 
Ih. work of Albert W. Barker is 
represented by several lithographs, of 
which "Snow in Rose Valley" is a 
notable example. The delicacy of 
treatment in John Tayloi Arms' "The 
Quiet Street" makes it distinctive in 
the line of aquatints. 

Remarkably complete in detail, the 
collect ion contains examples of the prints. The brilliancy of color, 
r \< client technique, and thorough 
Battery of the art of print-making 
shown in the pictures make the col- 
lection outstanding. 

The group has been arranged and 
loaned by Mrs. Charles Whitmore, who 
manages the "Print Corner," for the 
MM of